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Meeting Info

Where: Pioneer Library System-SW OKC, 2201 SW 134th St, OKC, OK 73170

Room A-B or Conference Room

(varies depending on availability)

Our meetings will ALSO be virtual via Zoom!

Email us for the link or check the OKRWG Facebook page.

When: 1st Saturday of Each Month (Unless it falls on a holiday, see schedule below)

Time: 2-4:30pm

Critique Group
Guidelines

If you'd like to participate in the OKRWG Critique Group,

  • REVIEW the guidelines

  • PRINT copies of the group critique sheet below.

  • BRING 3 printed copies of NO MORE than 2500 words of the material you'd like critiqued.

Workshop
Coordinators
Wanted

Do you have an interactive workshop to help OKRWG hone our skills on writing romance? We'd love to hear it. Click the button to volunteer!

**Note: This is a volunteer opportunity as we do not pay speakers at this time.

2022 Monthly Meeting Schedule

Jan 8:

(2-3:30pm) Workshop- Speaker: Award-Winning Author, Sabrina A. Fish

Topic: It's a Plotting Party

About: Bring one of your new ideas that aren't quite fleshed out yet and we'll work as a group to give you some ideas to get it closer to being ready to write.

(3:45-4:30pm)Critique Group, (no more than 2500 words)

Feb 5:

(2-3:30pm) Workshop- Speaker: Award-Winning Author, Sabrina A. Fish

Topic: Let's Sprint!

About: AND there will be prizes up for grabs! We'll do 2-15 minutes prints, 1-30 minutes sprint, and 1-1 hour sprint. You don't want to miss this!

(3:45-4:30pm) Critique Group, (no more than 2500 words)

Mar 5:

(2-3:30pm) Workshop- Speaker: Julia Mozingo

Topic: Writing Intimacy

About: Build escalating intimacy into your romance novel using a scene-by-scene step-by-step approach. Have a scene outline of your romance novel available to work on, or create new scenes during the program.

(3:45-4pm) Critique Group, (no more than 2500 words)

Apr 2:

(2-4pm) Write In- Whether you're participating in Camp NaNoWriMo or not, bring your computer and come write!

NO CRITIQUE GROUP

 

May-

No Formal Meeting

You're encouraged to attend the OWFI conference and invited to gather with us at the bar during Happy Hour.

ALL MEMBERS are invited to The Heart Awards Gala on May 6th @ 4:00pm.

Location: The Affiliate Room of the OWFI Conference

 

Jun 4:

(2-3:30pm) Workshop- Speaker: Award-Winning Author Jennifer McMurrain

Topic: "No Time to Write!": Finding Writing Time in a Busy World

                         About topic:  Learn how to organize your day to find writing time, no matter how busy your daily life. As a busy mom, author, and speaker, Jennifer McMurrain will show you the tips and tools she uses to carve out daily writing time finishing book after book.

 

(3:45-4:30pm) Critique Group, (no more than 2500 words)

Jul 2:

(2-4:30pm) In-person & Virtual Write In- Whether you're participating in Camp NaNoWriMo or not, log in via our Google Meet link(please email if you'd like to the link) or join us at the library in Meeting room B.

NO CRITIQUE GROUP!

Aug 6:

(2-3:30pm) Workshop- Speaker: Award-Winning Author Sabrina A. Fish

Topic: Self-Editing

About: Come ready to put those editing eyes to work! We're going to over a list of things YOU should be editing out of your work yourself before it ever goes to a professional editor or beta reader.

(3:45-4:30pm) Critique Group, (no more than 2500 words)

 

Sep 23-25:

(ANNUAL RETREAT): Registration & Payment Required by August 1st

 

Oct 1:

(2-3:30pm) Workshop- Speaker: Award-Winning Author Jennifer McMurrain

Topic: 30-Day Draft

About: Let's get ready for next month's NaNoWriMo!

(3:45-4:30pm) Critique Group, (no more than 2500 words), bring 3 printed copies of the 2500 words you'd like critiqued.

 

Nov 5:

(2-4:30pm)Write In- Whether you're participating in NaNoWriMo or not, bring your computer and come write!

NO CRITIQUE GROUP!

 

Dec 3:

(6-8pm) Christmas Party, Location TBA

NO CRITIQUE GROUP!