What we're about
This group has been created to help writers find the focus, energy, drive and support needed to start, finish, and celebrate your book and/ or any writing project.
Without doubt, all writers and aspiring writers have dreams of either one or multiple projects. We all start with the best of intentions, but inevitably, our projects stall out due to writers block, fatigue, and those other pesky "life gets in the way" problems. My hope is that this group will utilize the strong benefits of a supportive MeetUp membership, to create a supportive writers community that will help each other overcome those obstacles, finish our projects, and help each other celebrate our successes. One goal is for this group to give members tools, advice, inspiration, different perspectives, support, constructive critiques, and more, all while having fun on the writing journey.
I was really inspired to start this group for two main reasons: One, I found a great book called: "Write-A-Thon", by Rochelle Melander, and second, I've run other MeetUp groups, currently run two others, and have met some GREAT, GREAT folks via the MeetUp platform.
My philosophy in forming and running a MeetUp group is to adapt topics, formats, and agendas based on the membership, not to have a fixed, static agenda. I have also taken the time to look at other Writer's MeetUps in the Southeast Michigan area, and I do not want to duplicate the efforts of these other groups, but to make this group complimentary to others. At least at the start, I'd like for this group to be focused on the process of writing and project development. This would involve such things as: Preparation, attitude, structuring YOUR writing process, planning, etc. We'd further talk about pacing, inspiration, and motivation. We'll also celebrate successes and milestones along the way. While in the formative Phase of the group, I really don't see the group getting together to all write while we're in the same place, and I also want to tread very carefully on the prospect of critiquing other members writings. Also, as far as MeetUp dates and times, my weekly schedule is fluid, so my plan is to have MeetUps at differing dates and times: A Morning Edition, Evening Edition, and Weekend Edition.
My main request is that you join this group with a Giving Spirit, looking more to what you can give and share with others, rather than solely with a "WIIFM" Attitude. As I said, I have lots of experience running other MeetUps, and I know they can be valuable, educational, fun, and forge great professional relationships and personal friendships. I hope you will come along on this journey! Thanks for your consideration!