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DFWWW Wednesday Meetings and COVID

 

Dear DFWWW Members,

In recent weeks, the workshop board has been monitoring updates from the CDC and Tarrant County and discussing our response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Our concern is to keep our Wednesday night critique safe for our members, as well as to support the community in limiting the transmission of the virus.

Things have progressed quickly—what’s appropriate for Wednesday’s meeting is out of date by Thursday afternoon. For the time being, in-person DFWWW meetings will be suspended until we get the all clear. 

We are conducting meetings online, including read-and-critique. DFWWW has met continuously for over 40 years, and we don’t plan to break that streak.

Our weekly meetings are a huge factor in the success of the DFW Writers’ Workshop and our members. Regular meetings build a regular habit—a habit of prioritizing professional and creative goals. Every Wednesday night we critique and learn, we inform and support, we connect to other writers and go home inspired.

Members receive instructions in email on how to attend any virtual meetings. Our goal is to make them as easy to access as possible, even if you’ve never done it before.

To make sure you don’t miss any news or updates on how we’re proceeding during the COVID-19 epidemic, you may want to log in on the DFWWW website, go to your account page (click on the profile pic at the upper right corner and select “My account” from the pull-down menu), and make sure under “Contact Info” you have checked “Receive emails.”

Until it’s safe and responsible to resume meetings in person, we hope to replicate the magic in an online format. (No pressure!) Bear with us, watch your email and social media for updates, take care of yourselves, and keep writing.

Best regards,

DFWWW President's Signature

Rosemary Clement

President, DFW Writers Workshop

 


We help writers of all genres and experience levels to produce and promote professionally published work. We do this by providing read-and-critique sessions, educational activities, ongoing author support, networking opportunities and a welcoming, inclusive community.


  • Upcoming events

    Monday, June 29, 2020 at 06:30 PM · 1 rsvp

    Daniel Wells | Hands-on Development – 10 Steps Towards Your Fully-Developed Project

    Brought to you by the Writers Guild of Texas (WGT) www.wgtonline.org

    Screenwriter, Daniel Wells | Hands-on Development Session

    June 29, 2020, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
    Zoom Meeting Room opens at 6:30 PM 

    Development is the stage in screenwriting before a creative project goes into production, but the development process applies to any creative project. Planning is preparing; to define an audience, a plotline, a character flaw, etc. In this hands-on lecture, screenwriter Daniel Wells will take writers through a checklist of ten developmental steps towards a creative project, and we’ll fill out a developmental document together for your current or future project.

    How can I participate?

    Fill out the registration form by clicking here or find the link to the registration form by visiting WGT on Facebook in Groups.

    Be prepared to jot down a few notes or questions that may come to mind. Kick-off your shoes and relax, because this meeting is provided through Zoom. There is no need to have a Zoom account, but if you have an account, please make sure to update it to the latest version. Instructions on how to join the meeting will be provided after you have registered.

    What if my question doesn’t get answered or if I have a question after the session?

    Stay tuned for information on a fun and interactive follow-up discussion with Daniel Wells and other fellow writers. More details to come after the June 29 Zoom meeting!


    DANIEL WELLS

    Daniels Wells is the founder and lecturer of DFW Writers Room: For Television and Film and Now Write It Coaching and Writing Series. Daniel writes and consults on screenplays, teleplays, and historical fiction, as well as curates hand-written workshops for fiction and film. As the development executive for Dallas Filmmakers Alliance, Daniel has taken writers through the development process for film, in which over a dozen went into production and have screened in the DFW area. Daniel has spoken on panels and presented workshops with The Writers Guild of Texas, Romance Writers of America, and Dallas Screenwriters Association, and the Dallas Area Writers Group, among others. He wrote and co-produced ”Lily is Here" a feature-length family drama with Carpe Diem Pictures that has secured distribution, and began screening in February 2020.

    Filmography:

    Producer - Lily is Here

    Assist Director & Development Executive - Who Ever Knew (2017 Short)

    Development Executive (2017 shorts) - A Trip to Morningside, Circle of One, Patrick Snow and the Eight Speed Dates, The Money Shot

    Writer - The Lamp (2016 Short), Who We Are (2017 video short), The Quiet Man (2019 short)

    Email WGT at www.wgtonline.org/contact to ask additional questions.

    Wednesday, July 01, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 11 rsvps
    Simmons Center in Euless, TX

    Wednesday Night Read and Critique

    The Workshop meets every Wednesday, regardless of holidays or weather. We welcome visitors to come to any of these regular weekly meetings. There is no need to notify us in advance, just show up! 

    We meet at 7 p.m. at the Simmons Center, 508 Simmons Drive in Euless, TX and rarely go past 10:00 p.m. Many continue on after the meeting at a nearby IHOP on 183 and Westpark/Murphy in Euless.


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