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2013 January Meetup #1

Happy New year! So... the world didn't end, and we're all still here, and now we want to write about it, right?

Welcome, writers, new and old!

Come join us with your work and let's share feedback.

You may bring read-along-copies, but it is not required. You may post ahead of time in the "Files" section, although it is not required. Just bring yourself, your written words, if you have them and your ears. Oh, and we ask that if you can afford it,you chip in towards the rent. $5 is the recommended donation, thanks!

The schedule is:

6:15 - 6:30 Meet, chat, get settled in

6:30 We take turns reading our work aloud. It allows for the writer to hear how his/her words sound to others, and allows the listeners/readers to hear how the story was intended by the author. After reading for about ten minutes, everyone present offers feedback and critique. We like to focus on big-picture issues, such as character development, plot points, story potential etc., rather than proper use of commas or other minute details.

Finish: usually sometime between 8:30 and 9:00, depending on the number of writers sharing. Lately, we've had large groups, so we've been winding up around 9-9:15.

We suggest you bring about 6-10 pages of typed work, double-spaced, or the equivalent (or less). If your short story just happens to be one extra page, we're usually fine, but if it is a section of a larger work, remember that we need time for all members. Many members bring several copies to pass around for reading along, but it is not required.

We looking forward to hearing what you've been working on!

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  • Julie U.

    Lively group! Good feedback. Will go again.

    January 9, 2013

  • Martin Wolt, J.

    I missed it. I just moved into Seattle a few hours too late. I will definitely catch the next meeting, though. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    January 8, 2013

  • Lisa

    I'm so grateful to meet all of you fellow writers. It's so exciting for me, as I embark on the adventure of becoming a novelist, to share with those who share my passion. Thanks!

    January 7, 2013

  • Enrique J. A.

    Thanks a lot for invite me. For sure I will learn from all the people.

    January 4, 2013

  • Stephen R.

    I just uploaded the next excerpt of my play, "The Wrong Questions" to the files section. I look forward to your thoughts.

    January 3, 2013

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