Two writers in the Mankato area are growing a writing community. The plan is to meet two Thursdays a month.
One Thursday will be dedicated to reading and responding to manuscripts. Manuscripts will be submitted a week prior to meeting to give readers time to review and comment on the text.
The other Thursday will be a designated time for drafting new work. Writers will be given an optional prompt or exercise to do, or they can use the time away from the distractions of home or the office to writer with other writers.
Committing to both time slots is optimal for creating a community and a writing habit.