10/2/21 Meeting Recap, & Meeting Reminders for November

Group Updates:

  • A meeting recap that comes out almost a month after the meeting is better than no recap at all!
  • We were a small group at the library on Saturday October 2nd. Everyone was likely out enjoying the fall weather! Welcome to our newest members, Greg and Joanne! Greg is a nonfiction writer working on a few projects for publication, and Joanne is looking to capture some exciting and memorable stories from her life and get them written down. We are excited to have Greg and Joanne join us!

Announcements:

  • November is fast approaching, and you know what that means…. NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH! WWG will host a few virtual write-ins on the calendar for November, and a few of us are planning to attend a kick-off being hosted by Arts Consortium of Carver County.
    • The date of the ACCC event has changed (from 11/2) to Saturday, November 6th, at 6:30 PM at the Chaska Community Center. CORRECTION: Event begins at 7:00pm.
    • WWG members are hosting a virtual NaNoWriMo planning session this Wednesday, October 27, 7pm, on Zoom! This is to get us into the mindset for the November writing hustle and bustle, go over some planning tips and tricks, and provide general moral support to each other. Let Jen know if you’re interested in joining in the fun!
    • The WWG November write-ins are virtual for now, but we may be able to swing a few in-person meet-ups if we can find a location that works for everyone! Right now we have the write-ins scheduled every Wednesday evening in November, starting at 7pm on Zoom.
    • In these write-in sessions, we do word-sprints (an agreed-upon length of time where we collectively write whatever comes into our brains until the timer beeps), and can use some of the time to help each other work through any writing roadblocks we’re encountering on the road to 50,000 words.
    • Please check the Events page for more information. Even if you can’t participate in the write-ins, if you’d like to independently participate in NaNoWriMo, there are so many useful resources on their web page. (Y’know what, even if you can’t take on NaNo this year, still check out their site… their writing resources are valuable year-round!)
    • Ultimately, if you want to challenge yourself in your writing this year, yes 50,000 words in 30 days is a big one, but it’s an achievable challenge! Let’s do it!
  • As mentioned above, our usual Wednesday night virtual critique sessions are being put on the back-burner for November’s writing shenanigans.

Next Saturday Meeting:

Saturday, November 6th, 10:30am. Waconia Library (Magazine Corner).

Prompt for November 6th: Take a fairy tale character out of their story, and put them in a different setting/situation. (Additional details/context can be found on the Writing Prompts page.)

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