I’m really looking forward to continuing our group on Meetup.com. It’s not that I’m a huge fan of Meetup. It’s that I’m a huge fan of CSWriters.
Formerly WritersWrite!, CSWriters has taken shape as the premier small group writing group here in Colorado Springs. Some groups charge $30 per meeting. Our membership dues are 100 times lower, just a quarter per meeting, payable in $12 per year. For that price, you get the same benefits of larger groups, including guest speakers, world-class material, discussion groups, and critique nights. Moreover, we’re not stingy with critiquing one another’s work. Our group is for serious writers! Other groups meet once a month. Other groups select three members to critique.
Here are CSWriters, we offer world-class content, discussion, and critique sessions each and every week to all attendees. For a quarter.
We’re not in it to make money. We do this because we love writing and helping others become better writers. All dues go towards paying for this website ($25 / year) and our site on Meetup.com ($190 / year). If we have any left over at the end of the year, we throw a party – yeah!
When I say, “Back to Basics,” I mean just that. I recently uploaded two lists of literary terms used by AP high school students and college freshman in their first English courses. Our next event, Workshop: Twenty Ways to Become Better Writers, includes our proprietary critique method, “Tre Critique,” along with a roundtable discussion of more than 100 ways to become a better writer. After sharing our thoughts, we’ll come up with twenty or so of the best approaches and publish it to our members.