12 Thoughts During A New Writing Group
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12 Thoughts During A New Writing Group

Innocently, I spoke half of my writing mind to my fellow Lake Superior Writers members.

12 Thoughts During A New Writing Group
Marie Zhuikov

I'm taking my own experience of being an initial, writing member. The "Writer's Café" group started out as a sponsorship of Lake Superior Writers, a non-profit organization I joined to connect and push forward with my writing ambitions. I jotted down these sequential thoughts out of respect and thankfulness towards my fellow local writers:

1. "We're meeting up at this nice, locally-owned coffeehouse."

The Perk Place Coffeehouse & Bakery in Duluth took place on a cool, sunny Saturday morning.

2. "Coffee is quite the writer's cliche. I'll have some tea."

I was in a great mood of tea because of the place's special deal of free refills on hot tea.

3. "Two tables together reserved just for us."

Thanks to Jenna for coming in early like I have.

4. "There's always that one writer arriving early that planned the event."

Since they're fellow board members of Lake Superior Writers, Jenna actually organized it with Marie.

5. "How was I suppose to look prepare? With a pen and paper or a laptop?"

My laptop needed some repairs, so I felt a little lost.

6. "Give me a little time to introduce myself by name and what I'm currently working on as a writer."

"My name is Gavin. I'm currently a contributing writer for the Odyssey Online and worked on one creative nonfiction essay and two chapters so far into a novel."

7. "Despite of social media, some writers still carry business cards?"

I received cards from Ellie and Molly.

8. "I'm proud to meet and collaborate with more liberal feminists."

The only man in the group: It felt like my social work classes all over again.

9. "This group member has published three novels all ready?!"

I better catch up to her.

10. "Should I contribute some prompts to follow-up next meeting?"

One member has been in some writer's block, but I totally get how social interaction can motivate us more to play off ideas.

11. "I remember you and your work before. Keep it up!"

I just occurred to me that read Ellie's novella after meeting each other at a spoken word open mic.

12. "I won't let all of you down. See you in the next monthly meeting!"

I'll be sure to come back to this group every second Saturday of the month.

Happy reading and writing, everyone.

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