The North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop (NTSFW.com) focuses on writing speculative fiction for publication. We are a free, open to the public, writer's workshop that meets monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Hurst Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 6pm. Our members are both beginners and published.
In 2003, the founders of NTSFW - Pat, Shawn, & Rick (also members of the DFW Writers Workshop) realized the need for a speculative fiction-specific workshop where the authors understood the spec fic genre's tropes. We began meeting in members' homes until Barnes & Noble graciously offered their space for our monthly meetings. After the workshop, we usually end up at BJ's across the parking lot.
Some months have 5pm Mini-Classes with guest speakers. Please check our calendar at meetup.com/ntsfwdotcom
Pat Hauldren, our organizer, is a writer and editor and has written for Bewildering Stories, Abandoned Towers, FYI Television, Examiner.com, Rattle and Hum, North Texas eNews, and has taught writing at Tarrant County College, Romance Writers of America, DFW Writers' Conference, SavvyAuthors.com, and at the American Book Center in Amsterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands.