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Posted by gaella - Created: 16 years ago
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Posted by MikeP-180526 - 11 years ago

I was a member of Gaella's group, and no it is no longer going, in fact Gaella has left this place for greener pastures. There is another active writers' group and I'll get you the details but it won't be today.

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Posted by BodieandDoyle - 11 years ago

Gaella, is your group still going? If it is I would be interested in hooking up with you guys. Please do let me know. Many thanks.

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Posted by dheimpel - 16 years ago

I don't get Harry's comments. I think what Gaella is doing is great, and all those who really want to be writers have to get over any apprehensions about presenting in front of so called 'Wannabes'. We all wanna be something and groups like this help to make that happen.

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Posted by gaella - 16 years ago

Well, thank you Bryan. Some amazing talent is starting to show in the group... and the most exciting moments are getting feedback on the written pieces... makes it all worthwhile to have chosen nights in to write instead of partying...

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Posted by Bryan-180667 - 16 years ago

Gaella, Congradulations to Write Way! Glad to hear that you got a good commitment of 10 and things rolling. I hear Harry, and that is why you need to have a full inner life and vision to bring to a circle. With a full heart and confidence what you bring into one of those circles can blossom into something good for you, your collegues and this region. Writing always need collaboration and strength. Confidence in yourself to handle critics and Love of what you doing. I think it is a great way to sharpen your voice. Gaella has a grip on how to keep things light and not just a shark feeding frenzy. She wanted from the start to keep things from getting to heavy and negative. Glad to hear everything is going well Gaella.BryanDirectorps- things are going great for me too. I have 5 HD projects this year, 2 features and 3 documentries. All have international distro on cable, tv, and DVD online. I start principal on the first feature may 29th Ascension day!Lets make the Riv Roll...write away.

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Posted by gaella - 16 years ago

THANKS for keeping on walking by! (Timing is everything)

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Posted by ClaudeRomilly - 16 years ago

I agree totally with Harry's comments. I was once a keen member of a Writers Group. But everyone was so desperate. The aga-saga writer was trashed for being soppy by the thriller writer, who in turn was dumped for being too violent, while the chocolate/shopping & sex writer was told she was too salacious! No one could win. I finally teamed up with another writer. She & I sent each other our 'efforts'. Our style of writing and indeed the respective genres could not have been more different. But we learned a lot from our experience. Each offering subtle hints & soft advice. We also discussed presentation, agents, publishers etc.  We had no need for sandwiches & a Thermos flask for a prompt on time meeting. We never met each other! But a publishing contract was the result.

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Posted by HarryDay-186340 - 16 years ago

All the writers are probably writing - normally they are a shy lot. Maybe your appeal comes over a little too formal & bossy ... try a gentler approach. The writers' circle concept is well proven and can work with benefit to members. However, it takes some courage for a 'wannabe' writer to have his/her work critiqued by a group of other 'wannabes'. One to one exchanges also work, whereby two people swap their work for appraisal. Wish you well, but won't be joining.

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Posted by gaella - 16 years ago

Where are all the writers gone.... (song)