Saturday Writers

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We’re a group of writers in Des Moines, Iowa.

We write a variety of genres (science fiction, urban fantasy, mystery, psychological suspense, contemporary, romantic comedy, non-fiction) and lengths (novels, novellas, short stories).

We’re super casual. Our meetings involve chatting about where each person is at with their writing and what they’re working on. We discuss writing questions, topics and brainstorm as needed.

We find the motivational aspect of getting together with other writers just to talk about writing to be the best part of our group.

We meet on the first Saturday of each month. Check the sidebar for details on our next meeting. There’s no membership criteria. If you love to write and talk about writing, come join us!

23 Thoughts on “Main

  1. Kennedy Horton on February 24, 2013 at 3:59 pm said:

    Does this group talk about a variety of different writing styles such as screenplays?

    • Hi Kennedy.

      We talk about any kind of writing that our attendees want to talk about. That includes screenplays. If that’s your kind of writing, come join us. :)

  2. Would like to visit your writers group. It sounds very interesting I enjoy writing, have written alot of poetry; have 2 published poems, but have been wanting to write a book. It would be great to be a part of a writers group and have support. Would visit in May the 4th.

  3. I plan on joining you on May 4. I was fascinated with the 90 Day Novel Challenge. Do you plan to repeat that soon?

  4. Grace on April 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm said:

    I am in the process of writing a contemporary romance series. Book 1 is at the editor with a (hopeful) July release, Book 2 has 8 chapters written. I would LOVE to attend one of your meetings. Are they monthly? Because May 4th is the Saturday before Mothers’ Day (I am a floral designer as well as an aspiring author) I know I will be unable to attend that meeting. I would very much like to be on your mailing list though. Do you know of any other writer’s groups in the Cedar Rapids area? I have heard a lot of negatives about the writers’ workshop at the U of I…so trying to find new areas to explore. Thank you so much…and may you all be productive in your efforts! :) Grace

  5. I would like to join your group. Are you still meeting? How do I join? Thanks!

    • Cheryl on July 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm said:

      Hi Sue,

      Yes, we still meet. The information for our next meeting is in the sidebar to the right. To join us, just show up. :)

  6. Virginia Hess on August 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

    I am a writer/poet/avid journaler wanting to connect with other writers to share ideas and connect with individuals who enjoy similar interests.
    Moved here from Kansas City & finding activities I enjoy to meet new people.

    • Cheryl on August 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm said:

      Hi Virginia,

      We’d love to have you join us for our September meeting. The information is in the sidebar to the right. Hope to see you then!

  7. Just wondering if this group is still active and if so, where the next meeting is.

  8. Stephen Stonebraker on October 9, 2013 at 8:56 am said:

    Hello

    I am a writer, or more so at the present time a wanna be writer. I’ve written two novels (one of which is available in book form) and I am working on my third. I love to write, tell stories, read other people’s stories and hear other people’s stories. Story telling is my absolute favorite thing to do. I’d love to be a part of this group. Please email details. Thanks.

  9. Erica Ellis on October 16, 2013 at 10:54 am said:

    Hello, Cheryl! My name is Erica Ellis and I am a freelance proofreader and copy editor with experience editing both fiction and non-fiction books. I wanted to let the members of your writing group know about my services and offer them a free sample edit of one chapter of any manuscript they are working on. Whether they are preparing a manuscript for self-publishing or to send to an agent or publisher, I can help! I would appreciate it if you could let your members know about my offer. They can check out my website at http://www.ericaellisfreelance.com for my credentials and client testimonials, and they can contact me at ericaellismn@gmail.com.

    Thank you for your assistance!

    Sincerely,
    Erica Ellis

  10. Sripal on January 5, 2014 at 9:03 pm said:

    I will meet you guys next time. Can I just walk in or need to contact/write to someone prior to joining ?

    Thanks,
    Sripal

    • Cheryl on January 7, 2014 at 1:42 pm said:

      You can just walk in and join us, Sripal. Our meeting is open to anyone who enjoys writing of any kind. Looking forward to seeing you in February!

      Cheryl

  11. Robert Neil Killins on February 24, 2014 at 8:03 am said:

    Hello m’am I have a non-fiction project that I want to put into print. I am a descendant of The Sheriff Pat Garrett. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I have lived in Des Moines the last 22 years. I am in need of a writing buddy. I have a movie producer that has showed interest in this project as a movie already. Have anybody interested contact me at robert.killins@gmail.com. Thank you m’am. Good day.

  12. Hello. I just relocated here to Des Moines. I’m hoping this group is still active! Let me know :-)

    • Cheryl on May 6, 2014 at 6:41 pm said:

      Hi Ryan,

      Yes, we’re still active. We’d love to have you join us for our June meeting. The details are in the sidebar.

      Cheryl

  13. Bob on May 6, 2014 at 6:49 am said:

    Are there any male attendees?

    • Cheryl on May 6, 2014 at 6:42 pm said:

      Hi Bob,

      Yes, we have men that attend our meetings. If you’re interested, we’d love to have you join us for the June meeting. Details are in the sidebar.

      Cheryl

  14. Britt on June 27, 2014 at 3:26 pm said:

    I have a few ideas floating in my head for stories and such. It seems I am OK at getting ideas but not so good on following through and writing them down. I think I just need that extra kick in the butt to get them out of my system and written. So, I’m glad I found this and I may show up at your July meeting.

    Also, have any of you thought about adding this to the Des Moines Meetups? You may get even more interest and people joining in:

    http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/ia/des_moines/

  15. Hi, Saturday Writers. I am writing to you from Ireland, where we have just launched our first official edition of Brilliant Flash Fiction, seeking submissions of stories 1,000 words or less.

    We also have a modest writing competition called “Finish the Story” (details on our website):

    http://brilliantflashfictionmag.wordpress.com/writing-contests/

    We welcome emerging writers and hope to receive more stories from other countries.

    Thank you for your time and attention!

    Aurore Lebas/Dublin

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