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Re: [writers-499] Calling for Submissions - Hi Michael Ours is new (AWG Sailors and Saints Chapter 3 new) posted Sept[masked]. It hasn't been critiqued yet. We can post the next chapter if submissions are light.   Regards, Pau Paul P. Oct 12, 2014 1:54 PM
Calling for Submissions - Our cup dryeth up, AWG.  Please submit work to be added to the Critique Queue. Remember a few simple rules: 1) Page numbers!! 2) 10-12 pages double spaced. Don't upload more and tell people "just read the first 12." I'm going t Michael K. Oct 12, 2014 1:19 PM
Re: [writers-499] Calling All Fragments... - Mike, I sent an email via the WWW site, so this is a backup. I'd like to request an FF slot for some inputs on a topic for my in the works Sci Jack K. Sep 29, 2014 3:03 PM
Re: [writers-499] Calling All Fragments... - Hello, On a separate note, is anyone doing Nanowrimo? I'd like to use the time to push me to finish my novel. (I know I've said that before). So I thought I'd ask if anyone would want to go ahead and get regular writin Kate C. Sep 27, 2014 7:59 AM
RE: [writers-499] Calling All Fragments... - Thierry S. Sep 27, 2014 7:52 AM
Re: [writers-499] Calling All Fragments... - Michael, I'd like a FF slot. I have a 50-word kinda-sci-fi idea. Last Wednesday, there was no discussion of having to ask for a slot (or po Terence K. Sep 27, 2014 7:49 AM
Calling All Fragments... - AWG - we're slated to have a Flaming Fragment session at our next meeting on 10/1. But I'm yet to receive any time holds. If there's not enough of a call for this, let's postpone it and plan something else.  These are great sessions, useful to Michael K. Sep 27, 2014 7:23 AM
Re: [writers-499] Washington-Lee High School Schedule Approved - NEW ROOM NUMBER - Yes! Terence K. Sep 10, 2014 5:36 PM
Re: [writers-499] Washington-Lee High School Schedule Approved - NEW ROOM NUMBER - Everything involving high school involves drama. Lois On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 6:11 AM, Michael Klein < Lois B. Sep 10, 2014 3:37 PM
RE: [writers-499] Washington-Lee High School Schedule Approved - NEW ROOM NUMBER - Thierry S. Sep 10, 2014 8:10 AM
Washington-Lee High School Schedule Approved - NEW ROOM NUMBER - We've been approved for another school year at W-L High School (not without a little drama) but they have moved us into a new room.   2208 is on the second floor. I don't know what the layout is - we'll find out tonight. Hope t Michael K. Sep 10, 2014 6:11 AM
AWG - 9/3 Event Announced - Location Changed - We're not confirmed into the school yet, so we're going to celebrate our 8th anniversary at Hard Times Cafe in Clarendon. Details on our website. Hope to see you there.   MK Michael K. Sep 2, 2014 1:56 PM
Discussion Items for 8/6 uploaded - I've uploaded and linked an article about dialogue and 2 scenes from a Dennis Lehane novel sent in by Sarah. (they are combined in a single document .) Both are Michael K. Aug 2, 2014 8:11 AM
AWG - July 23 - TOPIC and LOCATION CHANGED - We lost our meeting space for tonight due to an error at the library reservation office. So, let's go check out the public space at Artisphere. There are a few free exhibits going on - photography and video. Perhaps this will get people's creat Michael K. Jul 20, 2014 8:42 AM
AWG June 25 Event Announced - We're kicking off summer with a social...hope to see you there. Michael K. Jun 20, 2014 10:26 AM
AWG - 6/18 Topic Announced - Nothing like waiting until the last minute.  We'll talk about openings this evening.  Specifically, I'll have short stories in mind, but willing to broaden the scope if people prefer. Michael K. Jun 17, 2014 3:41 PM
Horrible Business Trip....................(Mauri­ce Schiff ) - user 7. Jun 2, 2014 8:01 AM
Poll Created on Summer Outing - I've created a poll about attending a Washington Nationals game this summer.  Please take a look and vote. Thanks!   MK Michael K. May 26, 2014 10:44 AM
FYI: Home Contractor/Designer - Dear friends, I've been making changes in my apartment (living and dining room, bedroom, new kitch user 7. May 17, 2014 4:36 PM
AWG Social Event - Location Named - This Wednesday, school is closed for spring break so we lose the usual location. We'll convene at Uncle Julio's. See the calendar listing for the address. Michael K. Apr 14, 2014 2:21 PM
Re: [writers-499] Difficulty Accessing Files - I was able to open both files, so what is my problem? Hey guys, maybe we should co-operatively write a play---theatre of the absurd--something along the lines of Becket or Pirandello, I think. It would seem we Ruth K. Apr 4, 2014 12:06 AM
Re: [writers-499] Difficulty Accessing Files - Thanks. I will definitely identify a little child just in case. Martha Sent from my iPhone On Apr 3, Martha Apr 3, 2014 9:14 PM
Difficulty Accessing Files - I've been receiving emails from people having trouble accessing the files.  This is a problem that happens with Meetup frequently. If you are a member - you have access to the files. I NEVER take away access...it's not an option actually. Michael K. Apr 3, 2014 6:53 PM
Re: AWG - April 2 Agenda set - I'll be there. William T. Mar 29, 2014 8:58 AM
AWG - April 2 Agenda set - We're going to undertake a writing exercise next week. "Beginning - Middle - End", an old favorite. Still plenty of spots left, so sign up today and bring a pen and your Creative Cap.   MK Michael K. Mar 28, 2014 6:06 AM
The Puge is On.... - Attention: The Great Purge of 2014 has begun - why just this morning 45 writers were bounced - don't get caught in it! Michael K. Mar 22, 2014 9:00 AM
Re: [writers-499] Downtown D.C. noon book event -- A different kind of creative nonfiction adventure - Do you also critique members' writings? Thanks. M. Schiff user 7. Mar 20, 2014 11:22 AM
Downtown D.C. noon book event -- A different kind of creative nonfiction adventure - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Noon debate on solving the organ shortage / book event in downtown D.C. Lunch will be served. Details at: http://lnkd.in/bpFvsiA Please Register at:http://lnkd.in/b6FtsTT Sigrid F. Mar 18, 2014 7:47 PM
Another Flaming Fragment - I’m assembling book of purportedly humorous articles on how“regular guys” can use the scientific principles that underpin WesternCivilization, Einstein� Jack K. Mar 5, 2014 11:10 AM
RE: [writers-499] Flaming Fragments - Thierry S. Mar 3, 2014 8:06 PM
Re: [writers-499] Flaming Fragments - Troy Austin R. Mar 3, 2014 8:06 PM
Flaming Fragments - A few folks have inquired about the nature of the upcoming Flaming Fragment Session. This is an open brainstorming session. Members share an idea, character, situation, or plot hole or something with the group (a fragment) and the group discuss Michael K. Mar 3, 2014 5:02 PM
Upcoming Flaming Fragment Session - If you'd like to reserve some time for a Flaming Fragment session please let me know ASAP. This is an opportunity for you to share an idea you are working on that you happen to be stuck on. It is NOT a time to receive a critique of a pi Michael K. Mar 2, 2014 10:23 AM
Reminder 2/19 - AWG NOT AT SCHOOL TONIGHT - Just a reminder that tonight's AWG meeting is a field trip.  Taking place at Studio Pause in Arlington, not the high school. Don't show up at the high school - we won't be there. (And if you do show up at the high school, don't tell me Michael K. Feb 19, 2014 6:50 AM
Re: [writers-499] Meetup Cancelled: AWG Meeting - Lecture - World Building - Note to self...before digging out miniature car that is frozen in place, then driving al Colleen M. Jan 22, 2014 8:05 PM
Re: [writers-499] Meetup Cancelled: AWG Meeting - Lecture - World Building - Heh.  No snuggling in, here.  But the office did open a couple hours late. On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 10:02 AM, Carol Ritz < Teressa Jan 22, 2014 7:06 PM
Re: [writers-499] Meetup Cancelled: AWG Meeting - Lecture - World Building - Thanks for letting us know, Michael! Another d Carol R. Jan 22, 2014 10:02 AM
Re: [writers-499] Meetup Cancelled: AWG Meeting - Lecture - World Building - Thanks, Mike.  May everyone stay safe and warm! On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 8:17 AM, Michael Klein < Teressa Jan 22, 2014 9:05 AM
Meetup Cancelled: AWG Meeting - Lecture - World Building - Sorry folks, Arlington did finally close the schools for today. so we are officially canceled tonight. We will reschedule quickly, pending the availability of the speakers. Keep watching the calendar, thank you for your interest, and please sta Michael K. Jan 22, 2014 8:17 AM
2014 Dues - It's that time of year, AWG.   Dues time.   The Executive Committee has decided to raise dues this year to $18 .  (That's $1.50 per month - about 30 cents per meeting.) The money goes to mainta Michael K. Jan 11, 2014 5:13 PM
Holidays - Thierry S. Dec 24, 2013 4:13 PM
Re: [writers-499] Reminder - AWG Holiday Party is This Wednesday! - I'm so sorry I'll miss it but I'm stuck home with the flu - hope you all have a great time. Michael, I'd appreciate if you co user 7. Dec 18, 2013 11:14 PM
Re: [writers-499] Reminder - AWG Holiday Party is This Wednesday! - Worried about parking,also Wilson Blvd is tricky, chang Liliana D. Dec 18, 2013 10:31 AM
RE: [writers-499] Reminder - AWG Holiday Party is This Wednesday! - Thierry S. Dec 17, 2013 8:17 AM
Reminder - AWG Holiday Party is This Wednesday! - We'll be at the Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grille.  (Note the "e" at the end - that means it's extremely classy!) Hope you can make it!   MK Michael K. Dec 17, 2013 7:37 AM
RE: [writers-499] AWG Holiday Party Location Announced - Thierry S. Dec 15, 2013 1:47 PM
AWG Holiday Party Location Announced - We'll go to the Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grille.  Lots of fun, open space, and great views. Details on the website in our calendar. Hope to see you there.   MK Michael K. Dec 15, 2013 1:44 PM
Re: [writers-499] The Holiday Party That Wasn't - Preview not available Terence K. Dec 13, 2013 9:48 PM
RE: [writers-499] The Holiday Party That Wasn't - Thierry S. Dec 13, 2013 5:17 PM
RE: [writers-499] The Holiday Party That Wasn't - Thierry S. Dec 13, 2013 5:16 PM
Re: [writers-499] The Holiday Party That Wasn't - Preview not available Joanna Dec 13, 2013 5:15 PM
RE: [writers-499] The Holiday Party That Wasn't - Thierry S. Dec 13, 2013 5:14 PM
Re: [writers-499] The Holiday Party That Wasn't - Preview not available Joanna Dec 13, 2013 4:14 PM
RE: [writers-499] The Holiday Party That Wasn't - Thierry S. Dec 13, 2013 4:08 PM
The Holiday Party That Wasn't - Sorry to report, gang, that it doesn't look good for a formal holiday party this year.  After asking us to move from Wednesday to Thursday, Hard Times then gave away our Thursday spot.  So looks like we'd have to crash some other group's event. Michael K. Dec 13, 2013 3:36 PM
Annual Holiday Party - It's that time of year - time for our annual holiday party.  Last year was at Hard Times in Clarendon and it was a lot of fun, so we're thinking we'll return. HOWEVER, the Wednesdays are all taken, so we're considering Thursday, December 19.  Michael K. Nov 25, 2013 1:35 PM
Re: [writers-499] Holiday "Homework" from 11/20 Meeting - Preview not available Teressa Nov 25, 2013 11:34 AM
Re: [writers-499] Holiday "Homework" from 11/20 Meeting - Preview not available Terence K. Nov 24, 2013 8:49 PM
RE: [writers-499] Holiday "Homework" from 11/20 Meeting - Thierry S. Nov 24, 2013 8:47 PM
Re: [writers-499] Holiday "Homework" from 11/20 Meeting - I'll try to work up a good (bad) simile. But I can't help thinking about my old Army sergeant with his hands waving around the barracks Terence K. Nov 24, 2013 8:12 PM
AWG Schedule - We're happy to report that our schedule has been established through the end of March.  Of course events could overtake us and things could shift - such is the nature of nature. If you'd like to peruse the calendar and sign up for a future cri Michael K. Nov 24, 2013 6:22 PM
Holiday "Homework" from 11/20 Meeting - Here's another little exercise to get your creative juices flowing like the breeze on a post-apocalyptic morning in a fallout shelter. Write a simile worse than that one. Worst. Simile. Ever. Go.   We'l Michael K. Nov 24, 2013 6:16 PM
AWG - 11/20 Agenda Announced - It's a bonus critique session with pieces from Brett, Jim, and (hopefully) Jess.   See the site for details.  http://www.meetup.com/writers-­499/events/150819892/ Michael K. Nov 17, 2013 5:33 PM
"Assignment" from 11/13 Meeting - As discussed: Be the marketing yutz who suggests a name change of a classic novel based on focus groups and appealing to a broader demo.  The more absurd the better. Bring your best one to our next meeting on 11/ Michael K. Nov 14, 2013 10:44 PM
AWG - 7/31 Agenda/Location Announced! - Sorry for the delay, folks.   We're set for the Shirlington Library.  And we have three works to discuss - one from Jim, one from Alison, and one from Mustafa.   Also, this is Jennifer "The Line's" last meeting before Michael K. Jul 29, 2013 12:49 PM
2013 Dues - We're halfway through the year...long overdue to settle up if you haven't paid your dues for the year. Please pay your $12 to me via check ("AWG") or cash at a meeting.  You can also pay via Paypal on the website.  I've created a Michael K. Jun 29, 2013 6:54 AM
AWG - Master Class with Richard Peck - 6/26 - Details have been posted about this week's meeting.  Sorry for the delay. Michael K. Jun 25, 2013 7:04 AM
Message from the Writers Room DC Founders - Michael K. May 5, 2013 9:33 AM
RE: [writers-499] Call for Submissions - MAY - Roger B. Apr 1, 2013 8:39 AM
Re: [writers-499] Call for Submissions - MAY - Here is a story I would like to workshop. As soon as I can. Dick Way user 2. Mar 29, 2013 4:18 PM
Call for Submissions - MAY - April's critiques are full, but we have about 8 slots for submissions in May.  Please let me know if you'd like to reserve one. To have a work critiqued you must be a fully paid up member ($12) and have been actively participating in the grou Michael K. Mar 29, 2013 8:46 AM
Snowquester Impact on AWG - The bar for weather reporters in DC seems low.  Current forecasts are for between 3 and 12 inches of snow - unless there's none.   AWG will plan on meeting as scheduled HOWEVER, if Arlington County Schools are closed on Wednesday, the Michael K. Mar 5, 2013 5:19 PM
Re: [writers-499] 2013 Dues Time - p { margin: 0; } Hi Michael, I'm in Florida until 1/22. I benefited from the com Sue P. Jan 13, 2013 9:17 AM
2013 Dues Time - Another year and AWG is still vibrant and growing.  It's very exciting to be part of such a great group of talented and supportive writers, so thank you for putting up with me.  Now that you've been greased up, it's time to pay your dues. Michael K. Jan 13, 2013 9:08 AM
AWG - New Room Number at W-L - As I mentioned last night, the school has moved us to a new room going forward.   We will be in room 1019 in the main hallway across from the computer lab.  Slightly easier to find and quieter (usually).   The webpage Michael K. Jan 3, 2013 10:30 AM
RE: [writers-499] Call for Submissions - Thierry S. Dec 27, 2012 2:57 PM
Re: [writers-499] Call for Submissions - I would like the 23rd. The piece is three incidents when I was working on a bridge maintenance crew for the Kent County Road Com user 2. Dec 27, 2012 2:46 PM
Re: [writers-499] Call for Submissions - OK, I'll have a story for Febr 6: "The Ouija Board," [w or king title] will be about 3000 words. - TK Terence K. Dec 27, 2012 1:28 PM
Call for Submissions - Our first critique of the new year is booked solid.  But we have plenty of room for submissions for the next several critique sessions.  Now is your chance to claim a slot.  To claim a slot you must: 1) pledge to have your submission ready a Michael K. Dec 27, 2012 12:52 PM
Re: [writers-499] A DC Writer's Room.... - There are similar cubi cle/carrel arrangements at Arlington Central Library and Tysons-Pimmit Libra ry - and they're free Terence K. Dec 27, 2012 7:23 AM
Re: [writers-499] A DC Writer's Room.... - Hello, That article has to be the result of a PR stunt by the cubicle industry. -Jazzy Wright On Tue, Dec 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM, Michael Klein < J. Allease W. Dec 26, 2012 3:46 PM
A DC Writer's Room.... - A pricey but interesting idea for writers looking for a quiet spot. From today's Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/­lifestyle/style/in-a-dc-writer­s-room-scribes-find-motivation­/2012/12/25/d4bf82d8-44ab-11e2­-8e70-e1993528222d_story.html?­hpid=z3 Michael K. Dec 25, 2012 8:56 PM
Re: [writers-499] Group Activity in Response to 12/19 Meeting - I've been published in several commercial anthos and know pretty well how they work. Would be happy to advise on this project , if it happens. Terence K. Dec 20, 2012 4:40 PM
RE: [writers-499] Group Activity in Response to 12/19 Meeting - Thierry S. Dec 20, 2012 11:39 AM
Re: [writers-499] Group Activity in Response to 12/19 Meeting - hi michael and awgroupies.. just wanted to second your observation that a lot of good ideas were expressed last night. and i wanted to agree with those who saw benefit in a variety of formats for our meetings. i think a lot of members a Tony Dec 20, 2012 11:18 AM
Re: [writers-499] Group Activity in Response to 12/19 Meeting - p { margin: 0; } Hi Michael, *My Web page for Kinder Haus Toys that has my toy store blog: Sue P. Dec 20, 2012 10:47 AM
RE: [writers-499] Group Activity in Response to 12/19 Meeting - Thierry S. Dec 20, 2012 10:45 AM
Group Activity in Response to 12/19 Meeting - Great meeting last night with some really good ideas and suggestions for how to help the group keep moving forward.  Thanks to all who participated - in person, or on the boards and through email! So in response to some of the discussion items Michael K. Dec 20, 2012 10:10 AM
AWG 10/10 Meeting Room Changed - AWG has moved to room 1011 for the meeting on October 10. Thanks. Michael K. Oct 9, 2012 4:57 PM
NaNoWriMo Prep and Flaming Fragment Session Moves to 10/10 - It's because we like the symmetry of the date.  And don't want to have a meeting on Halloween.  And because it gives NaNoWriMers more time to work on their ideas (with the group's help) before the writing begins in 11/1. Please let me know AS Michael K. Oct 4, 2012 7:58 AM
Next AWG Meeting On the Road to Hear Karen Russell - Please note we've added 2 (two) Fall for the Book Festival events to our calendar.  The first is in place of our meeting on Wednesday the 26th.  We will NOT be at the school - we will be at George Mason U.  Also note the start time of the event is 8 Michael K. Sep 22, 2012 9:09 AM
AWG Meeting Location and Subject Announced - 8/1 - We'll work on Esquire contest entries (or other contest entries if you are working on something).   Post 'em or bring 'em and see the calendar listing for details.   MK Michael K. Jul 27, 2012 4:15 PM
Re: [writers-499] AWG Meeting - 7/25 - Location Announced - I am going to do my best to be there tomorrow night. Dick Way user 2. Jul 24, 2012 11:55 AM
AWG Meeting - 7/25 - Location Announced - Writers and gravy fries go together like....well, like gravy and fries.  Join us at Metro 29 Diner for said gravy fries, other fine diner cuisine, and discussions and preparations for entering the Esquire Magazine 79 word fiction contest. Deta Michael K. Jul 20, 2012 8:12 AM
New Poll to Help Decide 7/18 Activity - We've got competing author events in town on 7/18.  Read about them and vote for what you'd like the group to do.   If you are logged in to Meetup, you can find the poll here . Michael K. Jul 10, 2012 6:11 PM
RE: [writers-499] AWG Member and Author Book Launch Event - Congrats Natalie! I wish I was around for this. Do we have Jennifer C. Jun 25, 2012 11:43 AM
AWG Member and Author Book Launch Event - AWG member Natalie Lorenzi's debut middle grade novel, "Flying the Dragon," launches on July 1 from Charlesbridge.  The book received a STARRED review from Kirkus on June 1! There's a party, reading, and signing at the 7 Corners Barnes & Michael K. Jun 25, 2012 11:11 AM
Re: [writers-499] The Next Three Meetings - Preview not available -martha Jun 25, 2012 9:44 AM
The Next Three Meetings - The meetings on 6/27 and 7/4 have regretably been canceled.  A combination of traveling leaders, a lack of space, and the holiday led us to take this action. But AWG will be back on 7/11 with a critique.  And the pieces to be read are on the Michael K. Jun 23, 2012 6:49 AM
RE: [writers-499] WANTED: Flaming Fragments - Preview not available Alex B. Jun 9, 2012 6:28 PM

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