We’re Still Writing

The past twelve or so months have been… uncertain to say the least. The shop has bounced between being open and closed a few times and is now back to being closed for at least four weeks. Amid all the uncertainty, both the prompt writing group and the accountability group have remained steady. They have grounded me and kept me focused.

Like most things, the writer’s groups had to change in order to keep going. Both groups transitioned to online platforms rather than the in person meetings they had been previously. I very much miss meeting in person, but the beauty of being online is that now the groups are more accessible than ever.

Both the groups meet via Zoom, so if you don’t live near the shop but have been wanting to join, now is your chance! Here’s a look at what the groups are all about.

Prompt Group

The prompt group is all about actually sitting and writing. We use prompts to kick start our writing. This group is great for getting into a writing groove, sparking story ideas to run with later, and letting your creativity run wild. This group meets every week for six weeks. At each meeting, there are a minimum of two twenty minute prompt based writing sessions followed by an opportunity to share.

The next prompt group starts in May. We meet on Thursday evenings, but if the day/time is the only thing holding you back just let me know.

Accountability Group

The accountability group is about setting and achieving writing goals. It’s great for getting into a more regular writing habit, finishing (or making significant progress on) bigger projects, and getting over writing hurdles. This group meets every other week for fifteen weeks. At each meeting, we set goals for the next two weeks, and discuss any issues we are having with our projects. We meet on Tuesday evenings.

If you are interested in joining either (or both) of these groups, or if you’d just like more information, give me a shout.


8 comments on “We’re Still Writing

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  2. Trisha Dayal

    Hi Iā€™d like to join the writers group for sure and the next accountability group too. Thank you!

    1. Genevieve

      Hi Trisha. We’d be happy to have you! The next prompt writing group starts next week (Thursday May 6th) and the next accountability group starts Tuesday May 11th. Please email me at cliffsidevillagebooks@gmail.com so that we can settle payment and I can send you the links you’ll need to join the groups.

      Thanks for reaching out. I’m looking forward to writing with you.

  3. Dia Rahman

    Hi, would love to join the writing group if you still running them šŸ™‚

    1. Genevieve

      Hi Dia! I am still running the writer’s groups and we would love to have you join us. I have sent you an email with the details.

  4. Bill Garvey

    I would be interested in either group. Please advise availability and other details.

    Thank you

    1. Genevieve

      Hi Bill, we’d be happy to have you in the groups but the next ones don’t start until January. Please email me at cliffsidevillagebooks@gmail.com to receive more information in the new year.

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