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About us : ( https://tinyurl.com/VCWG-About )

Code of Conduct : ( https://tinyurl.com/VCWG-CodeOfConduct )

Subgroup Policy : ( https://tinyurl.com/VCWG-SubgroupPolicy )

Critique Guidelines : ( https://tinyurl.com/VCWG-CritiqueGuidelines )

Guidance Letter 1 : ( https://tinyurl.com/VCWG-GuidanceLetter1 )

Guidance Letter 2 : ( https://tinyurl.com/VCWG-GuidanceLetter2 )

Upcoming events (5)

VCWG: Finding inspiration roundtable

Online event

(Suitable for new or existing members)

So how to do you stay motivated and inspired to write? Is it music, reading, talking to others? Join in the conversation about inspiration to share what works for you as a writer, and maybe learn about some new tricks to try from others!

(We won't force participation! If you want to listen only, that's ok! But we'd love to hear from as many people as we can!)

**PLEASE ENSURE YOUR SCREEN NAME MATCHES YOUR MEETUP NAME!

For ease of access, we recommend downloading MICROSOFT TEAMS APP for your device. Phone or desktop version will work! (it's been finicky recently doing the browser version...)

You WILL need a microphone. You DO NOT need a camera (although we would love to see your smiling faces!).

At the allotted time, click on the link to join the call through the app. You can be a guest, or use your microsoft logon to join in!

VCWG: Meet and Greet ONLINE

Online event

This is a free-form, talk-about-anything evening to meet fellow Victoria BC writers. You can discuss anything writing-related, form critique groups with similar writers, or just discuss what shape your passion for words takes. It's a relaxing evening spent in the company of fellow wordsmiths!

Due to COVID19 restrictions, it will be an online event using Microsoft Teams. For ease of access, we recommend downloading MICROSOFT TEAMS APP for your device. Mobile, web-based or desktop versions will all work:

Mobile:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app

Web Login:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/log-in

**PLEASE ENSURE YOUR SCREEN NAME MATCHES YOUR MEETUP NAME!

OTHERWISE WE MAY DECLINE TO ALLOW YOU ACCESS TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED DISRUPTIONS BY NON-VCWG RANDOMS.

You WILL need a microphone. You DO NOT need a camera (although we would love to see your smiling faces!).

At the allotted time, click on the link to join the call through the app. You can be a guest, or use your Microsoft logon to join in!

*** If you set an RSVP, please be SURE to ATTEND the meeting! ***

NOTE: We reserve the right to *cancel* RSVP's of members who have two or more 'No Show' flags for previous events, to make room for waitlisted members without such flags. This is important to ensure a place for all who want to attend our events.

Please follow these basic meeting guidelines:

- people will be Muted by default when joining to cut down on accidental noise and feedback.

- if you want to speak, please use the 'Raise your hand' icon at the top of the MS Teams window, OR physically raise your hand in your video OR type a note in the chat window, which VCWG management will monitor.

- You will have to un-Mute yourself (admins do not have that ability)

- if you have a slow connection, consider turning off your own video

- if the number of video connections proves to be a problem for everyone, then we will likely ask people to turn off their video to help stabilize the experience for the whole group

IF the Teams link FAILS, please check back on this Meetup website (or the VWCG Facebook group) for an updated link in the meeting Comments. We may have to try different host devices if we get too many people with unstable connections.

We hope these guidelines will allow everyone to have a say while encouraging the group to listen to each speaker in turn. As video chatting is still new to many people, we'll work on improving the experience as we go.

Check back here before the Meetup date for details as they become available! We hope to 'see' lots of writers looking for support and inspiration for the coming year!

VCWG: Fantasy Subgroup

Online event

Continuing on; Chat for Fantasy writers of all subgenres. We will want to hear about your projects. Bring your comments, thoughts, concerns, and questions!

NOTE DATE CHANGE (I can't make the 19th, so it's the Wednesday of the week before!)

(Suitable for existing members please; we won't be doing orientation.)

**PLEASE ENSURE YOUR SCREEN NAME MATCHES YOUR MEETUP NAME!

For ease of access, we recommend downloading MICROSOFT TEAMS APP for your device. Phone or desktop version will work! (it's been finicky recently doing the direct browser version...)

You WILL need a microphone. You DO NOT need a camera (although we would love to see your smiling faces!).

At the allotted time, click on the link to join the call through the app. You can be a guest, or use your microsoft logon to join in!

See you there!

“One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

VCWG: Characters- What makes them tick?

Online event

(Suitable for existing members.)

What makes a Character work, or not work? Why do some jump off the page and others slither into oblivion? In this presentation, Erika will explore ways to make Characters come alive on the page so they can drag the reader in.

The technical stuff:
**PLEASE ENSURE YOUR SCREEN NAME MATCHES YOUR MEETUP NAME! OTHERWISE WE MAY DECLINE TO ALLOW YOU IN TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED DISRUPTIONS BY NON-VCWG RANDOMS.

For ease of access, we recommend downloading MICROSOFT TEAMS APP for your device. Phone or desktop version will work, but we've found the browser version (without app) is sometimes temperamental.

You WILL need a microphone. You DO NOT need a camera (although we would love to see your smiling faces!).

At the allotted time, click on the link to join the call. You can be a guest, or use your microsoft logon to join in!

Please follow these basic guidelines:

- people will be Muted by default when joining to cut down on noise and feedback.

- if you want to speak, please raise your hand in your video or by hitting the 'raise hand' option. There is no chat sadly.

- You will have to unmute yourself (admin does not have that ability)

- if you have a slow connection, consider turning off your video to help

- if the number of video connections proves to be a problem for everyone, then we will likely turn off people's video to help stabilize the experience for the group

We hope these guidelines will allow everyone to have a say while encouraging the group to listen to each speaker in turn. As video chatting is still new to many people, we'll work on improving the experience as we go.

Check back here for details as they become available! Hope to 'see' lots of you there!

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