I met another writer on Linked In who lives close to me. We are starting a writer’s group here for fiction writers. There are already a couple of groups here, but they concentrate on memoirs, poetry and screen writing. They are very disorganized and get off-track at the meetings. Because of this, you can’t learn much about writing or anything at all about fiction. We decided a fiction writer’s group is what we need, so we used our time this last week in getting the word out and getting organized to take this on.
We are doing everything free so far, all advertising, which consists of a free area in the local paper to post events. We have also posted notices at the library and other places around town, as well as put an ad on Craigslist.
We sat down this past week and worked out the agenda for out first meeting this coming Saturday. She was able to book the community hall in her housing complex. We have printed up our own handouts for the group. Everything is looking good so far. We’ll see how Saturday goes. We think we’re ready and have managed to get a few phone calls for our efforts, so if those people actually show up we’ll be in business.