The writers of Hamilton

I had a great time at the Hamilton Writers meeting last night, at Chesters’ beers of the world. There was a good turnout, eight of us, with a mix of HW regulars, friends of mine from the Hamilton Nanowrimo group who were coming for the first time, and one other guy who was an occasional member of both groups.

There was some great conversation as we assembled – Laura talking about her tiny house, and I showed my Holly Lisle manuscript notes to anybody who would take a look. Many burgers and fries were eaten, and beer was brought.

Then, it was sharing time. I went first, with most of the revised Father Ismay story, and Rob gave us another chapter of his thriller. Then Gale booted up her little netbook and read from the opening of “Murder in the Parish”, her Nanowrimo mystery story from this year, and Alex read something that he was working on involving a guy who has a UFO encounter and gets spooky powers.

It was just a great time spent with nearby fellow writers. We all need some every now and then.

5 Responses to The writers of Hamilton

  1. Arlee Bird says:

    That sounds very cool. I wish I had some writers near me that I could meet with. I’ll have to keep my eyes and ears open.

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  2. Awww, man, I so wish I had a group like that to join. What could be more fun that gathering around a group of writers — people who actually get that we like to lock ourselves in a room and bang our keyboards until a story falls out — and with beer and food! Too much fun! 🙂


  3. Sounds like it was a great meeting. I’m not a member of a regular group like that. I should look into finding one.


  4. Laura says:

    Ah Chris! Thank you for the plug! It is always such an interesting meeting with people and writing as diverse as they come. I particularly enjoyed having the Nano pair there. Gail is quite an impressive woman and writer. I can’t wait to get my little fingers on that book of hers! Hopefully it will not be too long until it is published.


  5. Emma says:

    I should probably get my ass in gear and find a local writing group. That story about the guy receiving spooky powers after a UFO encounter sounds right up my alley!


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