Apparently, the need exists for a professional association for writers here in Madison. Last evening, eight of us demonstrated that.
The working title is “Professional Writers of Dane County, Wis.,” but I jumped all over that with ninja feet right away. I think we came up with something based on “professional,” “Madison,” and “writers,” but I can’t remember what it was. I didn’t really care, as long as it didn’t have *snore-yawn* Dane County in it.
I pushed the guild concept, as opposed to the social club angle, and got enthusiastic support from the game writers and programmers, who are familiar with guilds. I suppose “union” might also have resonated, the point being to set professional standards, share high level contacts and referrals, and not be a wannabe hangout.
Our purpose? To foster the profession of writing. Nice.