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Olympia Speculative Fiction Writers Group-Decompression
September 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm PDT
We’re a mixed group of writers just starting out and writers who have been writing for years. We also have short fiction writers, novel writers, and some that fall into both camps or somewhere in between.
Our aim is to get better at our speculative fiction and advance our writing careers through honest and knowledgeable feedback, deliberate practice, and community building.
This Friday @ 6 PM, we’re doing our end-of-the-month decompression session. It’s an informal hangout via Slack (no video. no audio. only text) where we talk about all things writing, ask questions about books we’re reading, etc. Local speculative fiction writers are welcome to come and check out the group. This is the perfect session for writers who have never been to one of our meetings and writers who are curious.
A bit about Olympia Speculative Fiction Writers
A huge part of what sets Oly Spec Writers apart is our workshops and decompression sessions every month. Our decompression component is a relaxed space where we shoot the shit, talk about how our writing is going, cool books we’ve read, new ideas that are stealing us away from our current WIP, etc.
Olympia Speculative Fiction Writers is modeled after the North Seattle SciFi and Fantasy Writers, intensive speculative fiction workshops, and Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers, which are all writing communities with the mindset of helping writers improve and grow as professionals through workshops, exercises, and informed critiques. They’ve helped writers go on to earn high acclaim, land pieces and jobs at their dream magazines, and more. These groups aim for more than simple critique exchanges like most writing groups and prepare people for professional careers as writers and authors.
Ultimately the goal and aim of Oly Spec Writers is to make writers better so that they can reach their career goals. Our setup isn’t great for hobby writers, journalers, or writers who have generally given up on publishing. We’re writers who take writing and our careers seriously while having fun learning how to make this crazy thing called writing work.
Writers who come to the group and participate are there to learn, grow, and become professionally published authors, whether full-time or part-time. This group is excellent for beginners and pros (we have both!) and all those in-between.
If you can’t make it this Friday, no worries! We meet every week on this schedule:
First Friday- Critiques
Second Friday- Workshop/tutorials
Third Friday- Critiques
Fourth Friday- Decompress and talk shop
Occasional Fifth Friday- Reading Workshop