Writing Group – Week 1

Writing Alone – Together

Rules and Overview

Week 1

Attendance: As per attendance sheet

Outline:

Discussion:

What do you want the meetups to look like:

  • Writing time
    • time to write
    • time to read each other’s work
  • Sharing time
    • Reading out loud
    • Quiet time to read the work of others
    • Sharing Resources
  • Feedback time
    • Group feedback
    • Personal (private) feedback
    • Written feedback (anonymous)
  • Flexing our Writing Muscles
    • Prompts and timed writing at meetings (Table-Topics)
    • Members take turns at providing the prompt – e.g. photo; item (fruit/key/flower/watch/???)
  • Guest Writers
    • Should we invite guest authors

Write

  • Bring your writing to share
  • Bring an empty notebook, and write

Review

  • Read – silently – or share with the group
  • Edit – seek feedback from the group

Repeat

Write and Review

Guest Speakers

  • Questions about writing
  • Grants for writing
  • Writing Fair
    • Evolution of writing
  • Writing competition (annual)
    • deadline
    • word limit
    • focus
    • topic
    • networking
  • Sharing of resources

Resources:

  • Fan Story (online)
  • Writer’s Group – Gold Coast Writer’s Association

Specifics of writing

  • Grammar
  • publishing
  • punctuation
  • creative writing skills
  • Social Media
  • Sharing information with the reading/writing community
  • networking

Fortnightly Meetings – with off-week meetings for small-group/1:1 sharing if members want to connect…

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