Writing creatively together in the time of the pandemic.
I’ve been running a face-to-face creative writing group for several years where we meet and write together quietly. We often chat after we finish, but the focus of our meetings is getting some writing done. Due to the pandemic, we’re transitioning into a virtual group.
What we do
We meet several times a week and write for 1-2 hours.
Make sure to bring your own project as everyone works on their own writing. You can work on any kind of creative writing: novels, short stories, poetry, stageplays, screenplays, creative non-fiction, etc. Writers of all languages, levels, and genres are welcome!
Though we talk about writing, and occasionally other topics as well, we don’t share our work or offer critique in this group.
We communicate in English during the meeting, but you can write in the language of your choice.
We use Zoom to meet. Make sure to install the plugin/app on your device (PC or Mac, Android, or iOS (iPhone/iPad)). You may test your system in advance of the meeting to make sure that everything is working correctly.
Join the meeting from a quiet space where you will not be disturbed by noise, phone calls, colleagues, etc. Use a headset, earbuds or microphone that doesn’t pick up noise from the room. If there’s many people in meeting, mute yourself when you’re not speaking. (We all mute ourselves when writing.)
Register for any of our Saturday or Sunday. These sessions last for 150 minutes, or about two hours of focused writing. Sessions start at 15:00 Athens time.
We also meet informally during the week. If you’re interested in joining these sessions, send me a message.