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Write Wellington - Meet n Greet
Write Wellington - Mix n Mingle - Regular Meeting Greetings fellow writers. Our regular monthly meetup is a chance to mix and mingle with others bearing the peculiar condition we call ‘writer’. This is not a sit down, hash it out critique meeting but rather a chance to network with similarly afflicted individuals, trade stories and aspirations, and perhaps cherry pick people for current or fledgling writing groups of all ilks. These meetups have no hard and fast agenda and are geared more toward gatherings where you can socialise and exchange information. Come along, knock back a tasty beverage, meet interesting new people and have some fun. Everyone is welcome whether part of an existing group or new members looking to meet other writers. One small addition to previous meetups, I'm now asking for a gold coin donation to cover the cost of paying the increased Meetup fees. If it happens I end up with a surplus large enough then perhaps we can invite a paid speaker one evening.

The Thistle Inn

3 Mulgrave Street Pipitea · Wellington


What we're about

Hello writers, I'm Russell

Write Wellington was due to expire at the end of Aug 2013. It seemed a waste to let such a resource and Kathryn's work go to waste so I stepped in as the next organiser. I feel a little like a regenerated Dr. Who and perhaps this group may need fresh organisational blood to remain current in the future. For now, I will endeavour to promote the setup of writer discussion and critique groups. I’m open to others ideas so feel free to contact me.

My credentials? I am a self-taught writer with three recent self-published novels to my credit. I hope to bring my self-publishing experiences to the wider group, from book concept, cover design, formatting and eventual printing. Every writer deserves to hold a copy of their creation in their hands. I also have some expertise in setting up Wordpress blogs and websites.

In 2011 I was lucky enough to encounter a small critique group in Grants Pass, Oregon while completing my first novel. Rogue Authors Guild (RAG) met twice a week, each of the several memebrs bringing something to share whenever possible. This critique group was tough, at times almost crushing, but I lerarned so much so quickly, once I got past being too defensive and began to trust the input from my fellow writers. I was the last to join RAG and the first to publish, with another five books now in print from this small motivational group. Several more are in work or due soon. As tough as it was I liked this group and the high spped, high pressure approach they bought to my writing.

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