Writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome to join St. Pete Write Now. The purpose of the group is to facilitate meetings where writers can give and receive the support they need to accomplish their writing goals. St. Pete Write Now meetings have two main parts: 1. Each member provides an update on their writing activities and shares what they plan to do in the following week. This is an opportunity to ask questions that others in the group can help with. 2. Members write to a prompt for 10 minutes and take turns reading what they wrote. This is meant to be a fun exercise to get creative juices flowing. Only positive feedback is allowed. *PLEASE RSVP to each meeting you plan to attend and refrain from wearing perfume / cologne / scented oil to the meeting.* St. Pete Write Now is not a formal writing critique group. Members are not permitted to read their work in progress at the meetings. However, members are encouraged to connect outside of the meetings to form critique partnerships. Members must contribute a small yearly dues fee to help offset the cost of running the group through Meetup.com. When a new member joins, they have a 30-day trial period to attend meetings for free and decide if they want to become a permanent member of the group.