MoM of First Meet

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In a previous post, I had announced a children’s writers’ meet I was hosting in my hometown. 

Today evening, a group of writers – some wrote for children, one was an assistant direction and another was an IT engineer who was simply curious – met and talked about our writing aspiration. Eleven RSVP’ed and 5 made it. I am happy with those numbers! (There was once a meet where just one turned up… yes, I am battle-scared and bone-weary 😉 )

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Meetup.com was the origin point. I had posted a call for e children’s writers’ meet up and the five writers answered the call. Venue was Cafe Coffee Day (Sterling Road), that laid-back establishment who couldn’t comprehend why I wanted to book a table for 12 when I was confident only half of that number may turn up!

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Highlight of the meet was when we decided to form a writing group and see where it takes us. Each writer expressed a desire to have a safe and secure community, where we would exchange manuscripts and feedback. So we finalized an online group, with the definite component of a live meet once a month, for a face-to-face session.

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At the end of an enjoyable couple of hours, everyone agreed that it is awesome to meet and synergies with fellow creative minds. I, personally, was delighted – this is what I wanted. Like all INFPs, I live with a quiet horror that whatever I do may not be important enough – but clearly, what I started here definitely wasn’t trivial. It is a potential story birthing group 😉

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If any of you reading this article would like to venture into something similar and need tips, you can contact me any time. Planning your own meet up is also easy – just post a call at Meetup.com. They have a very good membership offer going on, and the pay of is you can meet your next collaborator or publisher in your meet up!

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