Worum es bei uns geht

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!

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Revision Group

TEASPRESSA | Ann Arbor

Submission Deadline: Saturday, October 19, 2019 Midnight Send submissions to [masked] (Clem). Submissions must include: Author Name, Genre, Title of Piece, Date of Meeting, and the genres you'd be interested in revising. Please include a brief synopsis paragraph of your story so far in the submission. FAQ: 1. What kind of revising/editing are we doing? Any type that you are called to do. The more you put down, good and bad, the more the author has to work with and update their piece. 2. How many pieces will we read/revise? 4-5 depending on the number of people that RSVP to the group. 3. Can I turn in my submission late? No. This is because we want to give everyone enough time to read/revise without having new work added last minute. 4. Why can't I revise in the Google Doc? Right now, we don't have a better method of working with such a large group. Inevitably, someone ends up editing the original instead of making a copy and then we're forced to keep adding clean copies for others. Suggestions on better ways to do this in the future are welcome. 5. Why has my pdf been converted into a Google doc? Some people don't have Adobe Acrobat and cannot convert the PDF to a word doc in order to read it. Group Description: Serving those that are in need of new eyes and new opinions on their work, the Revision Group is the perfect setting to find interested, honest readers to help any writer revise their manuscript. The intention of the group is to allow space for authors to gain more in-depth critics of their work while also learning about the readability and understanding from the perspective of the reader. Feedback on any given piece will consist of continuity, plot, character development, flow, and other major aspects that could have been missed because the pieces are so close to the authors’ hearts. Each author may submit up to 2000 words of double-spaced work at least 10 days before the next group meeting to give the other members a chance to read and review before the meeting time arrives. Submit work to [masked] and in your email please note your name and genre. All work will be kept private between the participants of the group. Please, RSVP and/or let us know if plans change so we have a chance to rearrange if necessary. All participants will get a discount of 20% off at the cafe. Teaspressa is just across from the DTE building on Main street. There is street parking that is free after 6pm and a parking lot across the street that is free after 5pm. If you have questions, please contact Clem or Lexi. Suggested donation is $5. We appreciate your participation in this new event!

Revision Group

TEASPRESSA | Ann Arbor

Submission Deadline: Saturday, November 2, 2019 Midnight Send submissions to [masked] (Clem). Submissions must include: Author Name, Genre, Title of Piece, Date of Meeting, and the genres you'd be interested in revising. Please include a brief synopsis paragraph of your story so far in the submission. FAQ: 1. What kind of revising/editing are we doing? Any type that you are called to do. The more you put down, good and bad, the more the author has to work with and update their piece. 2. How many pieces will we read/revise? 4-5 depending on the number of people that RSVP to the group. 3. Can I turn in my submission late? No. This is because we want to give everyone enough time to read/revise without having new work added last minute. 4. Why can't I revise in the Google Doc? Right now, we don't have a better method of working with such a large group. Inevitably, someone ends up editing the original instead of making a copy and then we're forced to keep adding clean copies for others. Suggestions on better ways to do this in the future are welcome. 5. Why has my pdf been converted into a Google doc? Some people don't have Adobe Acrobat and cannot convert the PDF to a word doc in order to read it. Group Description: Serving those that are in need of new eyes and new opinions on their work, the Revision Group is the perfect setting to find interested, honest readers to help any writer revise their manuscript. The intention of the group is to allow space for authors to gain more in-depth critics of their work while also learning about the readability and understanding from the perspective of the reader. Feedback on any given piece will consist of continuity, plot, character development, flow, and other major aspects that could have been missed because the pieces are so close to the authors’ hearts. Each author may submit up to 2000 words of double-spaced work at least 10 days before the next group meeting to give the other members a chance to read and review before the meeting time arrives. Submit work to [masked] and in your email please note your name and genre. All work will be kept private between the participants of the group. Please, RSVP and/or let us know if plans change so we have a chance to rearrange if necessary. All participants will get a discount of 20% off at the cafe. Teaspressa is just across from the DTE building on Main street. There is street parking that is free after 6pm and a parking lot across the street that is free after 5pm. If you have questions, please contact Clem or Lexi. Suggested donation is $5. We appreciate your participation in this new event!

Revision Group

TEASPRESSA | Ann Arbor

Submission Deadline: Saturday, November 30, 2019 Midnight Send submissions to [masked] (Clem). Submissions must include: Author Name, Genre, Title of Piece, Date of Meeting, and the genres you'd be interested in revising. Please include a brief synopsis paragraph of your story so far in the submission. FAQ: 1. What kind of revising/editing are we doing? Any type that you are called to do. The more you put down, good and bad, the more the author has to work with and update their piece. 2. How many pieces will we read/revise? 4-5 depending on the number of people that RSVP to the group. 3. Can I turn in my submission late? No. This is because we want to give everyone enough time to read/revise without having new work added last minute. 4. Why can't I revise in the Google Doc? Right now, we don't have a better method of working with such a large group. Inevitably, someone ends up editing the original instead of making a copy and then we're forced to keep adding clean copies for others. Suggestions on better ways to do this in the future are welcome. 5. Why has my pdf been converted into a Google doc? Some people don't have Adobe Acrobat and cannot convert the PDF to a word doc in order to read it. Group Description: Serving those that are in need of new eyes and new opinions on their work, the Revision Group is the perfect setting to find interested, honest readers to help any writer revise their manuscript. The intention of the group is to allow space for authors to gain more in-depth critics of their work while also learning about the readability and understanding from the perspective of the reader. Feedback on any given piece will consist of continuity, plot, character development, flow, and other major aspects that could have been missed because the pieces are so close to the authors’ hearts. Each author may submit up to 2000 words of double-spaced work at least 10 days before the next group meeting to give the other members a chance to read and review before the meeting time arrives. Submit work to [masked] and in your email please note your name and genre. All work will be kept private between the participants of the group. Please, RSVP and/or let us know if plans change so we have a chance to rearrange if necessary. All participants will get a discount of 20% off at the cafe. Teaspressa is just across from the DTE building on Main street. There is street parking that is free after 6pm and a parking lot across the street that is free after 5pm. If you have questions, please contact Clem or Lexi. Suggested donation is $5. We appreciate your participation in this new event!

Revision Group

TEASPRESSA | Ann Arbor

Submission Deadline: Saturday, December 28, 2019 Midnight Send submissions to [masked] (Clem). Submissions must include: Author Name, Genre, Title of Piece, Date of Meeting, and the genres you'd be interested in revising. Please include a brief synopsis paragraph of your story so far in the submission. FAQ: 1. What kind of revising/editing are we doing? Any type that you are called to do. The more you put down, good and bad, the more the author has to work with and update their piece. 2. How many pieces will we read/revise? 4-5 depending on the number of people that RSVP to the group. 3. Can I turn in my submission late? No. This is because we want to give everyone enough time to read/revise without having new work added last minute. 4. Why can't I revise in the Google Doc? Right now, we don't have a better method of working with such a large group. Inevitably, someone ends up editing the original instead of making a copy and then we're forced to keep adding clean copies for others. Suggestions on better ways to do this in the future are welcome. 5. Why has my pdf been converted into a Google doc? Some people don't have Adobe Acrobat and cannot convert the PDF to a word doc in order to read it. Group Description: Serving those that are in need of new eyes and new opinions on their work, the Revision Group is the perfect setting to find interested, honest readers to help any writer revise their manuscript. The intention of the group is to allow space for authors to gain more in-depth critics of their work while also learning about the readability and understanding from the perspective of the reader. Feedback on any given piece will consist of continuity, plot, character development, flow, and other major aspects that could have been missed because the pieces are so close to the authors’ hearts. Each author may submit up to 2000 words of double-spaced work at least 10 days before the next group meeting to give the other members a chance to read and review before the meeting time arrives. Submit work to [masked] and in your email please note your name and genre. All work will be kept private between the participants of the group. Please, RSVP and/or let us know if plans change so we have a chance to rearrange if necessary. All participants will get a discount of 20% off at the cafe. Teaspressa is just across from the DTE building on Main street. There is street parking that is free after 6pm and a parking lot across the street that is free after 5pm. If you have questions, please contact Clem or Lexi. Suggested donation is $5. We appreciate your participation in this new event!

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