What we're about

What we are and our identity:

Central Phoenix Writing Workshop (http://www.meetup.com/CentralPhoenixWritingWorkshop/) – East Valley Writing Workshop (http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/) – West Valley Critique Group (http://www.meetup.com/West-Valley-Writers-Critique-Group/)

**Please click here if you would like to know how to start a new meeting in our groups** (http://www.meetup.com/West-Valley-Writers-Critique-Group/messages/boards/thread/35474772)

The writing workshops and groups under my sponsorship are a group of community based writing organizations. Our purpose is to stimulate writing literacy, interest, and excellence through meetings, friendships, and peer critique.

- We serve open style critique groups as our mainstay, with the addition of tailored meetings for more involved or specific purposes.

- Our strength is among the community we derive from, and the empowerment of individuals to step up with our mutual support.

- Our secondary goals are to support community based efforts to provide opportunities and connections to help our individual members achieve personal and commercial success.

Documents and Resources - We have posted some resources you may want to check:

- (http://www.meetup.com/CentralPhoenixWritingWorkshop/messages/boards/thread/6418755/0#25766682) frequently asked questions (http://www.meetup.com/West-Valley-Writers-Critique-Group/messages/boards/thread/35450972/0/#103635972)

- general moderator's guide (http://www.meetup.com/West-Valley-Writers-Critique-Group/messages/boards/thread/35451642)

- New Member Flyer (Not yet Completed)

- Member and Moderator Roles (http://www.meetup.com/West-Valley-Writers-Critique-Group/messages/boards/thread/36324812/#105472092)

- azwriters.wordpress.com - Events, Opportunities, and Workshops for Arizona Authors and Writers. (http://azwriters.wordpress.com/)

We also have several Facebook discussion groups:

- Phoenix area marketing and publishing forum (https://www.facebook.com/groups/151233588289453)

- Central Phoenix Writing Workshop Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/centralphoenixwritersworkshop)

Respect does not come from being right. It comes from being wise. We’re not here to tell people the “right way” to do things. We’re here to guide people to the best ways to do things. Most of us are smart and knowledgeable. But our respect comes when we value the knowledge of others above our own.

Upcoming events (5)

[Virtual] Zoom Thursday West Valley Writer's Critique Group, Goodyear, AZ

Due to the Covid 19 virus the Thursday West Valley Critique Group is meeting on ZOOM. Bob Duckles is serving as the ZOOM coordinator. To participate complete the following steps at specified times: 1. Join the Thursday West Valley Critique Meetup if you are a first timer. 2. In the comments section report your word count: Say: "ZOOM word count number." Report 0 if appropriate. 3. Prepare your manuscript; Times New Roman 12 pt.; 1 inch margins-- top, bottom, left and right; double space; number pages; number all lines. 4. Acceptable file formats: .doc or .docx; PDF as last resort. 5. At top of first page put your name, word count, ZOOM date. 6. Subject line "ZOOM Critique [date of meeting] [number of words] 7. If zero word count add "zero words" to subject line 8. Email Bob Duckles your manuscript to: [masked] by noon on Wednesday. 9. Bob Duckles will place participants in a group and email group members the appropriate manuscripts; many participants print the manuscripts in order to make effective verbal comments. 10. By 5:30 PM Thursday Bob Duckles will email the ZOOM link. Hope to see you at the ZOOM Thursday West Valley Critique Group. John Daleiden [masked][masked]: messages and cell phone jd ****************************************** The Thursday West Valley Critique Group, Goodyear, AZ will not meet at the physical location during the COVID--19 pandemic. Christ Presbyterian Church has announced the closure of its facilities starting Monday, March 16, 2020 for. Notice of a restart of the meetups will be announced here at a later date depending on the spread of this pandemic illness. John Daleiden, Founder and Lead Moderator[masked]: Available for text messages and phone calls [masked]: Email jd 5:30--8:00 PM--1500--2000 Words only. Report your Word Count by Noon every Thursday in the comments section to be included in a breakout group-[masked]. Room 203. Use the elevator. Due to limitations of time and meeting room space all word counts must be reported by noon on Thursdays. Even 0 word counts. This group is designed to provide writers with immediate feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of thThe Thursday West Valley Critique Group, Goodlyear, AZ will not meet for the next eight weeks. Christ Presbyterian Church has announced the closure of its facilities starting Monday, March 16, 2020 for eight weeks. Notice of a restart of the meetups will be announced here at a later date depending on the spread of this pandemic illness. John Daleiden, Founder and Lead Moderator[masked]: Available for text messages and phone calls [masked]: email jd eir writing. Writers should bring 6-8 hard copies of their work to share with the group. The printed copies permit participants to make direct written comments, while the on site presence permits verbal comments. Stories, poems, essays, novel chapters or segments, non-fiction, fiction, how to topics, memoirs, screenplays, stage plays, scripts, are all acceptable genre. Keep every genre alive. 4-8 pages/[masked] words works well for this kind of session. Individuals are also welcome to observe if they're not ready to share their work for critique. Use the comments section to register that you wish to observe and that you have a 0 word count. The first 15 minutes (5:30 5:45 PM) is a social, get to know your fellow authors period. Announcements, readings and critiques begin promptly at 5:45 PM. During the sign-in period Moderators will divide the writers into 2-4 break-out groups of 4-6 authors. Writers who have not reported their word count may not have an opportunity to read--breakout groups are set up by word count. We must be outside of the building by 8:00 PM. Meetup group members look forward to reading your work. John Daleiden, Organizer and lead moderator [masked] Cell phone and text messaging:[masked] jd

[Virtual] Zoom Thursday West Valley Writer's Critique Group, Goodyear, AZ

Due to the Covid 19 virus the Thursday West Valley Critique Group is meeting on ZOOM. Bob Duckles is serving as the ZOOM coordinator. To participate complete the following steps at specified times: 1. Join the Thursday West Valley Critique Meetup if you are a first timer. 2. In the comments section report your word count: Say: "ZOOM word count number." Report 0 if appropriate. 3. Prepare your manuscript; Times New Roman 12 pt.; 1 inch margins-- top, bottom, left and right; double space; number pages; number all lines. 4. Acceptable file formats: .doc or .docx; PDF as last resort. 5. At top of first page put your name, word count, ZOOM date. 6. Subject line "ZOOM Critique [date of meeting] [number of words] 7. If zero word count add "zero words" to subject line 8. Email Bob Duckles your manuscript to: [masked] by noon on Wednesday. 9. Bob Duckles will place participants in a group and email group members the appropriate manuscripts; many participants print the manuscripts in order to make effective verbal comments. 10. By 5:30 PM Thursday Bob Duckles will email the ZOOM link. Hope to see you at the ZOOM Thursday West Valley Critique Group. John Daleiden [masked][masked]: messages and cell phone jd ****************************************** The Thursday West Valley Critique Group, Goodyear, AZ will not meet at the physical location during the COVID--19 pandemic. Christ Presbyterian Church has announced the closure of its facilities starting Monday, March 16, 2020 for. Notice of a restart of the meetups will be announced here at a later date depending on the spread of this pandemic illness. John Daleiden, Founder and Lead Moderator[masked]: Available for text messages and phone calls [masked]: Email jd 5:30--8:00 PM--1500--2000 Words only. Report your Word Count by Noon every Thursday in the comments section to be included in a breakout group-[masked]. Room 203. Use the elevator. Due to limitations of time and meeting room space all word counts must be reported by noon on Thursdays. Even 0 word counts. This group is designed to provide writers with immediate feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of thThe Thursday West Valley Critique Group, Goodlyear, AZ will not meet for the next eight weeks. Christ Presbyterian Church has announced the closure of its facilities starting Monday, March 16, 2020 for eight weeks. Notice of a restart of the meetups will be announced here at a later date depending on the spread of this pandemic illness. John Daleiden, Founder and Lead Moderator[masked]: Available for text messages and phone calls [masked]: email jd eir writing. Writers should bring 6-8 hard copies of their work to share with the group. The printed copies permit participants to make direct written comments, while the on site presence permits verbal comments. Stories, poems, essays, novel chapters or segments, non-fiction, fiction, how to topics, memoirs, screenplays, stage plays, scripts, are all acceptable genre. Keep every genre alive. 4-8 pages/[masked] words works well for this kind of session. Individuals are also welcome to observe if they're not ready to share their work for critique. Use the comments section to register that you wish to observe and that you have a 0 word count. The first 15 minutes (5:30 5:45 PM) is a social, get to know your fellow authors period. Announcements, readings and critiques begin promptly at 5:45 PM. During the sign-in period Moderators will divide the writers into 2-4 break-out groups of 4-6 authors. Writers who have not reported their word count may not have an opportunity to read--breakout groups are set up by word count. We must be outside of the building by 8:00 PM. Meetup group members look forward to reading your work. John Daleiden, Organizer and lead moderator [masked] Cell phone and text messaging:[masked] jd

[Virtual] Zoom Thursday West Valley Writer's Critique Group, Goodyear, AZ

Due to the Covid 19 virus the Thursday West Valley Critique Group is meeting on ZOOM. Bob Duckles is serving as the ZOOM coordinator. To participate complete the following steps at specified times: 1. Join the Thursday West Valley Critique Meetup if you are a first timer. 2. In the comments section report your word count: Say: "ZOOM word count number." Report 0 if appropriate. 3. Prepare your manuscript; Times New Roman 12 pt.; 1 inch margins-- top, bottom, left and right; double space; number pages; number all lines. 4. Acceptable file formats: .doc or .docx; PDF as last resort. 5. At top of first page put your name, word count, ZOOM date. 6. Subject line "ZOOM Critique [date of meeting] [number of words] 7. If zero word count add "zero words" to subject line 8. Email Bob Duckles your manuscript to: [masked] by noon on Wednesday. 9. Bob Duckles will place participants in a group and email group members the appropriate manuscripts; many participants print the manuscripts in order to make effective verbal comments. 10. By 5:30 PM Thursday Bob Duckles will email the ZOOM link. Hope to see you at the ZOOM Thursday West Valley Critique Group. John Daleiden [masked][masked]: messages and cell phone jd ****************************************** The Thursday West Valley Critique Group, Goodyear, AZ will not meet at the physical location during the COVID--19 pandemic. Christ Presbyterian Church has announced the closure of its facilities starting Monday, March 16, 2020 for. Notice of a restart of the meetups will be announced here at a later date depending on the spread of this pandemic illness. John Daleiden, Founder and Lead Moderator[masked]: Available for text messages and phone calls [masked]: Email jd 5:30--8:00 PM--1500--2000 Words only. Report your Word Count by Noon every Thursday in the comments section to be included in a breakout group-[masked]. Room 203. Use the elevator. Due to limitations of time and meeting room space all word counts must be reported by noon on Thursdays. Even 0 word counts. This group is designed to provide writers with immediate feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of thThe Thursday West Valley Critique Group, Goodlyear, AZ will not meet for the next eight weeks. Christ Presbyterian Church has announced the closure of its facilities starting Monday, March 16, 2020 for eight weeks. Notice of a restart of the meetups will be announced here at a later date depending on the spread of this pandemic illness. John Daleiden, Founder and Lead Moderator[masked]: Available for text messages and phone calls [masked]: email jd eir writing. Writers should bring 6-8 hard copies of their work to share with the group. The printed copies permit participants to make direct written comments, while the on site presence permits verbal comments. Stories, poems, essays, novel chapters or segments, non-fiction, fiction, how to topics, memoirs, screenplays, stage plays, scripts, are all acceptable genre. Keep every genre alive. 4-8 pages/[masked] words works well for this kind of session. Individuals are also welcome to observe if they're not ready to share their work for critique. Use the comments section to register that you wish to observe and that you have a 0 word count. The first 15 minutes (5:30 5:45 PM) is a social, get to know your fellow authors period. Announcements, readings and critiques begin promptly at 5:45 PM. During the sign-in period Moderators will divide the writers into 2-4 break-out groups of 4-6 authors. Writers who have not reported their word count may not have an opportunity to read--breakout groups are set up by word count. We must be outside of the building by 8:00 PM. Meetup group members look forward to reading your work. John Daleiden, Organizer and lead moderator [masked] Cell phone and text messaging:[masked] jd

[Virtual] Zoom Thursday West Valley Writer's Critique Group, Goodyear, AZ

Due to the Covid 19 virus the Thursday West Valley Critique Group is meeting on ZOOM. Bob Duckles is serving as the ZOOM coordinator. To participate complete the following steps at specified times: 1. Join the Thursday West Valley Critique Meetup if you are a first timer. 2. In the comments section report your word count: Say: "ZOOM word count number." Report 0 if appropriate. 3. Prepare your manuscript; Times New Roman 12 pt.; 1 inch margins-- top, bottom, left and right; double space; number pages; number all lines. 4. Acceptable file formats: .doc or .docx; PDF as last resort. 5. At top of first page put your name, word count, ZOOM date. 6. Subject line "ZOOM Critique [date of meeting] [number of words] 7. If zero word count add "zero words" to subject line 8. Email Bob Duckles your manuscript to: [masked] by noon on Wednesday. 9. Bob Duckles will place participants in a group and email group members the appropriate manuscripts; many participants print the manuscripts in order to make effective verbal comments. 10. By 5:30 PM Thursday Bob Duckles will email the ZOOM link. Hope to see you at the ZOOM Thursday West Valley Critique Group. John Daleiden [masked][masked]: messages and cell phone jd ****************************************** The Thursday West Valley Critique Group, Goodyear, AZ will not meet at the physical location during the COVID--19 pandemic. Christ Presbyterian Church has announced the closure of its facilities starting Monday, March 16, 2020 for. Notice of a restart of the meetups will be announced here at a later date depending on the spread of this pandemic illness. John Daleiden, Founder and Lead Moderator[masked]: Available for text messages and phone calls [masked]: Email jd 5:30--8:00 PM--1500--2000 Words only. Report your Word Count by Noon every Thursday in the comments section to be included in a breakout group-[masked]. Room 203. Use the elevator. Due to limitations of time and meeting room space all word counts must be reported by noon on Thursdays. Even 0 word counts. This group is designed to provide writers with immediate feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of thThe Thursday West Valley Critique Group, Goodlyear, AZ will not meet for the next eight weeks. Christ Presbyterian Church has announced the closure of its facilities starting Monday, March 16, 2020 for eight weeks. Notice of a restart of the meetups will be announced here at a later date depending on the spread of this pandemic illness. John Daleiden, Founder and Lead Moderator[masked]: Available for text messages and phone calls [masked]: email jd eir writing. Writers should bring 6-8 hard copies of their work to share with the group. The printed copies permit participants to make direct written comments, while the on site presence permits verbal comments. Stories, poems, essays, novel chapters or segments, non-fiction, fiction, how to topics, memoirs, screenplays, stage plays, scripts, are all acceptable genre. Keep every genre alive. 4-8 pages/[masked] words works well for this kind of session. Individuals are also welcome to observe if they're not ready to share their work for critique. Use the comments section to register that you wish to observe and that you have a 0 word count. The first 15 minutes (5:30 5:45 PM) is a social, get to know your fellow authors period. Announcements, readings and critiques begin promptly at 5:45 PM. During the sign-in period Moderators will divide the writers into 2-4 break-out groups of 4-6 authors. Writers who have not reported their word count may not have an opportunity to read--breakout groups are set up by word count. We must be outside of the building by 8:00 PM. Meetup group members look forward to reading your work. John Daleiden, Organizer and lead moderator [masked] Cell phone and text messaging:[masked] jd

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