What we're about

Round Rock Writers' Guild is a collective of writers that gathers regularly to write, talk about writing, and support one another. Prior to COVID-19 we met at a local coffee shop. With the advent of the pandemic we moved online, and now have members from far and wide. We have returned to some in-person meeting options, generally at a coffee shop in Round Rock, but maintain online options for all meetings, and some are still exclusively online. We foresee maintaining our online presence indefinitely.

Our group is open to any genre or style. We only require that members be respectful toward each other and the work being presented. We encourage honest critique and open-minded discussion. In addition to this Meet-Up, we provide a Discord server where we share files for critique, share links, and converse between meetings.
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Meetings include:
Every Mon - 6 pm - 8 pm – Work In Progress Critique (WIP) (online and in-person options)
Every Thur6 pm – 8 pmCheck In & Chat (online) and Meetup and Write (in-person)
1st Sat - 11 am - 1 pm - Speed Writing (online)
2nd Sat - 11 am - 1 pm – Craft/Shop Talk (online)
3rd Sat - 11 am - 1 pm - Poetry Speed Writing (online)
4th Sat - 11 am - 1 pm - Story Challenge (online)
5th Sat - 11 am - 1 pm - Book Talk
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The moderating of these meetings is shared among volunteer members. If you think this might be the right group for you, feel free to register and we'll send you more information. We look forward to writing with you!

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Online Monday WIP

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Online Work-in-Progress

Monday WIP is a sub-group of RRWG that shares and critiques submissions. Because participating in a critique session asks members to be vulnerable, we require all participants to attend at least one meeting before joining the WIP group.

Once you've attended a meeting, you can join the WIP Participant group on Discord where we upload submissions and critiques. A more thorough explanation of WIP requirements and expectations is available once you've attended a WIP session and have decided to become a member. You can request information on getting on to Discord via a post or direct mail here in Meet up to either admin (David or Kathi).

During the meeting, submissions are critiqued in order of submission. We use a modified version of the Milford-Style Workshopping Method (http://cascadewriters.com/milford-style-workshopping/). Each person assigned to critique the piece is given a chance to give their feedback, then anyone else who would like to give feedback is given the opportunity. In the name of expediency, authors are asked to remain silent during the critiques. Authors are given time to respond after all critiques have been given. The amount of time allotted to each person will depend on the number of submissions and the number of people providing feedback.

How to join: The link for this Zoom visible on this page for those who RSVP. Clicking the link will ask you to enter a password. The link & password are posted on Discord AND will be emailed to all RSVPed participants approximately 30 min prior to the meeting start time.

Online Check In and Chat

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PLEASE NOTE: Our Zoom link changed on 4/18/22. Please refer to the email sent to attendees or the #resources channel on our Discord server for the updated link.

HOW TO JOIN:The Zoom meeting for this link is visible on this page for those who RSVP. Clicking the link will ask you to enter a password. The link & password are posted on Discord AND will be emailed to all RSVPed participants 30 MIN prior to the meeting start time.

Started as a response to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, our Thursday night meetings continue online and are a time to socialize and check in with each other.

Pour yourself a beverage, make yourself a snack, and come hang out with us. Talk about your current project (or lack thereof), work through any pesky plot problems, bounce ideas off of the group, and generally just touch base with other writers.

If you’re interested in meeting in person, check for an in-person write-in scheduled for the same time.

In person or online, you’re always welcome!

**ONLINE ONLY** Speed Writing

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Speed Writing

Using various writing prompts, we'll write, share, and discuss our work. We'll use exercises that are appropriate for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Bring whatever you use to write with, and be ready for those creative juices to start flowing. If you have any writing exercises that you'd like to try, please feel free to let me know.

A group member will provide prompts and facilitate the meeting. (If you are interested in taking on this roll in the future, please let us know!)

How to Join: The link for this Zoom meeting is visible on this page for those who RSVP. Clicking the link will ask you to enter a password. The link & password are posted on Discord AND will be emailed to all RSVPed participants approximately 30 min prior to the meeting start time.

Online Monday WIP

Link visible for attendees

Online Work-in-Progress

Monday WIP is a sub-group of RRWG that shares and critiques submissions. Because participating in a critique session asks members to be vulnerable, we require all participants to attend at least one meeting before joining the WIP group.

Once you've attended a meeting, you can join the WIP Participant group on Discord where we upload submissions and critiques. A more thorough explanation of WIP requirements and expectations is available once you've attended a WIP session and have decided to become a member. You can request information on getting on to Discord via a post or direct mail here in Meet up to either admin (David or Kathi).

During the meeting, submissions are critiqued in order of submission. We use a modified version of the Milford-Style Workshopping Method (http://cascadewriters.com/milford-style-workshopping/). Each person assigned to critique the piece is given a chance to give their feedback, then anyone else who would like to give feedback is given the opportunity. In the name of expediency, authors are asked to remain silent during the critiques. Authors are given time to respond after all critiques have been given. The amount of time allotted to each person will depend on the number of submissions and the number of people providing feedback.

How to join: The link for this Zoom visible on this page for those who RSVP. Clicking the link will ask you to enter a password. The link & password are posted on Discord AND will be emailed to all RSVPed participants approximately 30 min prior to the meeting start time.

Past Events

Story Challenge

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