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ONLINE MEETING: we'll meet in virtual space, using the Discord software for voice chat. The software is free. For preparation, you should download the software and make sure your microphone is working properly (You can also get Discord as an app, and use your phone to connect to the group).
The link for the Discord server is here: https://discord.gg/3fGAeHP
Come prepared with a Google Doc versions of your story so readers can leave comments/suggestions/edits using the "Commenter" mode, which functions the same as "Track Changes" in Word.
Our goals are to grow as writers, to support each other, and to improve pieces that are in development. Short stories, flash fiction, screenplays, or pieces of novels are all great so long as they adhere to the 2000-word limit.
Everyone is equally welcomed regardless of experience. This is a positive, supportive, and encouraging group in which everyone is equal. If you are new to the group, please take a minute to check out our "Values and Structures" document to get an idea of what our group is about and how the meetings are run. You can find that here: https://davidfshultz.com/writing-group/
We'll be meeting in the back room of the Imperial again.
We request that each attendee be fully vaccinated and wear a mask when necessary. When seated at our tables this shouldn't be an issue, but it may be advisable to put one on when moving around indoors.
**We also kindly ask that you stay home if you're feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms. We'll be here every week!**
Also, please feel free to bring in samples of your writing (up to 2000 words) to read and critique! It's best to bring copies so that it's easier for others to follow and so people can make notes. Dedicated listeners are equally welcomed.
Our group values and meeting structure can be found here: https://dfshultzblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/toronto-sff-writers-structure-and-values-revision-june-2020.pdf
And, that's everything! See you then!
It's that time of year again. The annual TORONTO SCI-FI & FANTASY WRITERS HOLIDAY PARTY!
If you enjoy demure gatherings filled with quiet contemplation and self-reflection, then you'd better find somewhere else to be on December 10th. If you like events that make the cantina at Mos Eisley look tame, we've got just what you're looking for!
There'll be trivia and prizes and (back by popular demand) a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Family Feud! Re-connect with old friends or meet new ones. Hoist a pint of butterbeer or a Pan-Galactic-Gargleblaster. All are welcome.
Party starts at 7 pm at the Imperial Pub (back room on the first floor).
Hope to see you all there!
[We'll meet online using Discord. The Discord server is here: https://discord.gg/b4hkV5F2zR ]
A virtual productivity get-together. We'll do a series of timed "sprints" with the goal of getting a bunch of words written! During timed sprints, everyone writes on their own; sprints are separated by short breaks of conversation. For those who are interested, we'll keep track of words written for each round, to see how much we can collectively write, keep ourselves accountable, and set records that we can try to beat in future productivity sessions.
This will be our last sprint of the year!! come out and see how many words we wrote collectively over 2022 :)