WWG Meeting this Saturday, December 3!

 

Sitting here on November 30th… is this not already the most Decembery December that ever Decembered?!?!

We are going to brave the snow and cold this Saturday, for our last “first Saturday” WWG meeting of 2022!

WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2022

WHERE: Waconia Library, Magazine Corner

WHAT TIME: 10:30am (all are welcome to stay for the WWG business meeting right after)

PROMPT: Pick a historical figure, and then write their resume.

Hope to see you there!

 


 

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Our FINAL November WWG Write-In is tonight!

In honor of the historically writerly month of November, Waconia Writers’ Group is providing some space and support for writers in Waconia, Carver County, and the greater Twin Cities metro!

WWG Write-Ins, Celebrating National Novel Writing Month

THE GRAND FINALE WRITE-IN: Monday, November 28, 6:30-8:00 PM, Waconia Library, Magazine Corner Meeting/Activity Room.*

*The Activity Room is to your immediate left when you enter the library, between the fireplace area and the computers.

ABOUT OUR EVENT: It’s once again time to take on the annual challenge of writing the equivalent of a novel’s worth of words in November. Also known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short), our group has sponsored our own events for this month-long write-a-thon in years past. We took a break in recent years, but we’re back! WWG members will be gathering every Monday evening in November to work on their writing projects, share resources/advice/camaraderie, and some of them might even immerse themselves in the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days! 

Bring a project! Write! Enjoy some snacks and the company of your writing peers. Come when you can, stay as long as you want. You don’t have to be participating in NaNoWriMo (or writing a novel) to join in on the fun!

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Our third (and penultimate) November WWG Write-In is tonight!

In honor of the historically writerly month of November, Waconia Writers’ Group is providing some space and support for writers in Waconia, Carver County, and the greater Twin Cities metro!

We’ve held two write-ins at Waconia Library so far this month, and consensus is these sessions have been a motivating and appreciated addition to our network of support within our little writing community.

WWG Write-Ins, Celebrating National Novel Writing Month

THIRD WRITE-IN: Monday, November 21, 6:30-8:00 PM, Waconia Library, Magazine Corner Meeting/Activity Room.*

*The Activity Room is to your immediate left when you enter the library, between the fireplace area and the computers.

ABOUT OUR EVENT: It’s once again time to take on the annual challenge of writing the equivalent of a novel’s worth of words in November. Also known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short), our group has sponsored our own events for this month-long write-a-thon in years past. We took a break in recent years, but we’re back! WWG members will be gathering every Monday evening in November to work on their writing projects, share resources/advice/camaraderie, and some of them might even immerse themselves in the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days! 

Bring a project! Write! Enjoy some snacks and the company of your writing peers. Come when you can, stay as long as you want. You don’t have to be participating in NaNoWriMo (or writing a novel) to join in on the fun!

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Our second November WWG Write-In is tonight!

In honor of the historically writerly month of November, Waconia Writers’ Group is providing some space and support for writers in Waconia, Carver County, and the greater Twin Cities metro!

WWG Write-Ins, Celebrating National Novel Writing Month

SECOND MEETING: Monday, November 14, 6:30-8:00 PM, Waconia Library, Magazine Corner Meeting/Activity Room.*

*The Activity Room is to your immediate left when you enter the library, between the fireplace area and the computers.

PLEASE NOTE: The second WWG NaNoWriMo Write-In is ON as scheduled! Please know that if you make the trek through the snowy wilderness, there will be a beacon waiting at the Waconia Library for you, in the form of our enthusiastic NaNo cheerleader, Jen!

ABOUT OUR EVENT: It’s once again time to take on the annual challenge of writing the equivalent of a novel’s worth of words in November. Also known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short), our group has sponsored our own events for this month-long write-a-thon in years past. We took a break in recent years, but we’re back! WWG members will be gathering every Monday evening in November to work on their writing projects, share resources/advice/camaraderie, and some of them might even immerse themselves in the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days! 

Bring a project! Write! Enjoy some snacks and the company of your writing peers. Come when you can, stay as long as you want. You don’t have to be participating in NaNoWriMo (or writing a novel) to join in on the fun!

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Our first November WWG Write-In is tonight!

In honor of the historically writerly month of November, Waconia Writers’ Group is providing some space and support for writers in Waconia, Carver County, and the greater Twin Cities metro!

WWG Write-Ins, Celebrating National Novel Writing Month

FIRST MEETING: Monday, November 7, 6:30-8:00 PM, Waconia Library, Magazine Corner Meeting/Activity Room.

It’s once again time to take on the annual challenge of writing the equivalent of a novel’s worth of words in November. Also known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short), our group has sponsored our own events for this month-long write-a-thon in years past. We took a break in recent years, but we’re back! WWG members will be gathering every Monday evening in November to work on their writing projects, share resources/advice/camaraderie, and some of them might even immerse themselves in the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days! 

Bring a project! Write! Enjoy some snacks and the company of your writing peers. Come when you can, stay as long as you want. You don’t have to be participating in NaNoWriMo (or writing a novel) to join in on the fun!

Since we’ll be in closer quarters than our usual monthly group meetings, masks are recommended. Hand sanitizer will be supplied.

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WWG Events in November

Hello writers!

November is a busy month for many of us, as we prepare for the holiday season here at the end of the year. But November is also a month when many of us take new steps (or leaps, or bungee jumps) with our writing! Waconia Writers Group has a full month planned for writer support and opportunities to exercise our craft!


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Waconia Writers’ Group Meeting for November

10:30 AM, Waconia Library, Magazine Corner

Our regular first-Saturday-of-the-month meeting, to share what we’ve been working on. Need inspiration or a boost to get started on something? Here is our group-selected writing prompt: Write about an unforeseen event in your life, or an event that had an unexpected outcome. What was a surprise? Was it good or bad? What were the consequences (if any)? 


MONDAYS IN NOVEMBER (7, 14, 21, 28)

WWG Write-Ins, Celebrating National Novel Writing Month

6:30-8:00 PM, Waconia Library, Magazine Corner.

It’s once again time to take on the annual challenge of writing the equivalent of a novel’s worth of words in November. Also known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short), our group has sponsored our own events for this month-long write-a-thon in years past. We took a break in recent years, but we’re back! WWG members will be gathering every Monday evening in November to work on their writing projects, share resources/advice/camaraderie, and some of them might even immerse themselves in the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days! Bring a project! Write! Enjoy some snacks and the company of your writing peers. Come when you can, stay as long as you want. You don’t have to be participating in NaNoWriMo (or writing a novel) to join in on the fun!


TBD – ACCC Literary Committee-sponsored event

Planning for a November get-together is still in the works! We are planning a social hour at Cuzzy’s in Chaska, date and time yet to be finalized.


For more information on future writerly events, check out our Events page!

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10/1/22 WWG meeting recap, + info for November meeting!

Group Updates:

    • A small group of us met today, October 1. A few of us read our spooky-themed campfire stories, and one of our members enthralled us with the next exciting installment of her travel in China! 
    • We had an honest discussion, and members shared similar experiences, about how our writing has often been pushed into the background because of other obligations. We acknowledged this as a part of life, but recognized how appreciative we are of the structured time commitments we create for ourselves (i.e. WWG meetings!) that honor our writing and give us the space to focus on our writing. We re-affirmed our goals to make writing intentional for ourselves, acknowledging and forgiving ourselves for setting it aside sometimes for life events that need our focus, but wanting to ensure we can allow space to return to writing.
    • WWG leadership is hoping to provide some structure (with additional meetings/write-ins in November) for those of us with similar goals of getting back into their craft after some time away.

Anthology Updates:View from the Shore

    • Vendor News:
    • One of our book vendors, Unearthed Arts in Waconia, closed its doors in September. We will miss their presence and support!
    • We will be exploring more vendors and expanding our outreach to include bookstores in the Twin Cities area. If members have ideas or suggestions for possible vendors, please contact Jen.
    • WWG Anthology “Meet the Authors” page is live on our website!
      • As we continue to sell copies of our WWG anthology, View from the Shore, it was thought that a digital version of our “Meet the Authors” page would help connect readers to our authors, and vice versa!
      • Find the page here.
      • If you are a WWG member who contributed to the anthology, and you have not yet submitted a photo or headshot for the web page, connect with Jen as soon as possible!

Announcements:

  • ACCC event coming up in October: Something Wicked… 
    • Thursday, October 13, 7:00 PM at ACCC (Brick City Banquet Room, Chaska Community Center).
    • If you’d like to participate in reading a spooky/horror/supernatural-themed piece, email somethingwickedreading@gmail.com (please include your name and title of your piece, as it will appear in the program).
    • See our calendar on the WWG Events page for the full event description and details!
  • Other October/November Events (check out Events page for full descriptions):
    • WWG Critiques (virtual): October 10 and 24, 7:00 PM, on Zoom (contact Jen for an invite!)
    • WWG Write-Ins for National Novel Writing Month: Mondays in November, 7:00 PM, location TBD.
  • Call for blog posts authored by WWG members!
    • WWG is looking to showcase blog posts from members about life, experiences as writers, writing tips and tricks, the sky is the limit!
    • We want to feature WWG members, so we can continue to learn from each other and develop our craft, even outside of our monthly meetings.
    • If you’re interested, connect with Jen at WWG’s email to start that process.
    • Editing help is available too!

Next Saturday Meeting:

Saturday, November 5, 10:30am. Waconia Library (Magazine Corner).

Prompt for November 5th: 

Write about an unforeseen event in your life, or an event that had an unexpected outcome. What was a surprise? Was it good or bad? What were the consequences (if any)? 

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WWG Meeting this Saturday, October 1!

Hello fall! And hello writers!

Another first Saturday approaches, and with it, our next WWG meeting!

WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 2022

WHERE: Waconia Library, Magazine Corner

WHAT TIME: 10:30am (all are welcome to stay for the WWG business meeting right after)

PROMPT: Something Wicked! (In honor of the ACCC Literary Committee-sponsored event on October 13, AND in honor of All Hallows’ Eve and Spooky Season!) To celebrate the eerie, mysterious, and macabre, write a piece with a horror or supernatural theme.

Hope to see you there!


 

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WWG Meeting this Saturday, September 10!

It’s time for another meeting of the writing minds!

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2022

WHERE: Waconia Library, Magazine Corner

WHAT TIME: 10:30am (all are welcome to stay for the WWG business meeting right after)

PROMPT: Write about The Storm, in whatever form that takes. The storm outside, or the storm within? Thunder, dust, snow, or fire? Terrifying, or rejuvenating? Use all your senses.

Hope to see you there!

Side note: Our September meeting was scheduled a week later than our standard “First Saturday of the Month” schedule, due to the Labor Day holiday weekend.


 

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: August WWG Meeting this Saturday now on ZOOM!

PLEASE NOTE: we are cancelling the WWG in-person meeting this morning due to the storms and potential for severe weather conditions. We want to encourage people to stay safe and indoors, and avoid travel if possible. We WILL be offering a virtual WWG meeting on Zoom this morning, at 10:30am.  Thank you, and sorry for the inconvenience!

You are cordially invited!

WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2022

WHERE: Zoom (please email Waconia Writers’ Group for the link)

WHAT TIME: 10:30am (all are welcome to stay for the WWG business meeting right after)

PROMPT: Write about an unexpected package.


 

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