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Joining the Group Our group meets in person every week, and we read the works to be critiqued in advance. This means: • NO online-only members --> Put a face to the feedback! • NO cold readings --> How helpful can feedback be if those providing it haven't had time to properly absorb the material? Admittedly, this requires a degree of planning, structure, and commitment on your part, should you join us. To join our group, you must attend one of our meetings in person. At the first meeting you can see how we operate and decide if we fit what you are looking for. We do not accept anonymous or “online only” members. At your meeting, you will be given an opportunity to peruse the works we are critiquing. You will also be given an opportunity to share your thoughts about the works, but please don’t feel obligated to do so since you won't have time for more than a perfunctory glance. Requirements for Joining We rely heavily on our Yahoo! Group (URL on the front page), which we use for exchanging messages and sharing files. To join TSEWG, you must have: 1. An e-mail address 2. Access to the Internet 3. Access to a printer Meeting Schedule We meet every Tuesday evening, 6 p.m. at the UTC Food Court. Look for me and others at a table with computers and papers lying about. I'll have a sign posted somewhere in the vicinity advertising the group. Drop by and check us out some evening and see if you think we might be a fit for your writing support needs. We start with a brief period for socializing where can discuss upcoming events, catch up on everyone's progress with their works, or engage in a writing exercise. Our Members is the person who selects the works to be critiqued for the week and runs meetings. The Moderator is responsible for ensuring the meetings flow properly and that members are not ‘hogging the microphone’ during their oral critiques.

UTC Food Court

4305 La Jolla Village Dr. · San Diego, CA

Respond by: 7/17/2018
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What we're about

Hi, and thanks for your interest in The Sandy Ego Writers Group. We host events for writers of all sorts, and sometimes for those who just like to read!

For writers, the group maintains an online presence at:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TSEWG/info

You may apply for membership on that site, but you won't be granted membership until you attend one of our meetings in person.

You may join our Meetup group and not the Yahoo! Group if you'd like to attend events other than our weekly critique sessions, but please note that if you do not attend a gathering of any sort over a period of 2-3 months, your membership here on Meetup will be revoked.

Here's a little more about the group:

• TSEWG exists to encourage our members to write, provide feedback on what's been written, and help us improve our craft.

• For writers, the group exists to get works written, polished, and published. If publishing isn't your goal, this group is probably not the one you are looking for. While there’s no pressure to publish, this is our raison d’être.

• We don't do cold readings! Members upload their works to the Yahoo! group above, and our moderator publishes an Artinerary with what we will be critiquing that week. This gives members a chance to provide thoughtful feedback.

• We accept authors who write almost any type of work: fiction, non-fiction, lyrics, plays, musicals, screenplays, poems… However, we do not critique highly political or religious works.

• There is no cost to join the TSEWG, other than to purchase a beverage or snack at the location where we meet.

• Optimal group size is between 8 and 10 members. Above that and there may be too much material to review on a weekly basis, and there may not be enough time for members to provide their verbal critiques during our 2-hour meeting.

That being said, we love new members and the variety of works they bring. If the group is too large at the particular time you stop by, we can put yourname on a waiting list and when someone leaves the group, we can let you know that an opening exists, if you are still interested.

Finally, please note that while a Meetup.com membership is not free, I'm happy to host *no-cost* events for members. I don't mind paying the $15 a month fee, but if you have a dollar or two you can contribute now and then, it makes life that much easier. Just look for the "Chip In" button and make your contribution to the WePay site. If you can't afford to contribute, it's not a problem in the slightest. I just wanted to make you aware that you have the option to chip in, if you so choose.

In closing, let me say that I hope that you’ll stop by and say hi sometime. If you find our group to be what you are looking for, we'd love to have you join us.

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