Zoom is super easy. However, I know it can feel overwhelming at first.

If that’s true for you, I hope this helps. You can also ask questions in the Facebook Group for Rise Up Writers Community. There are lots of people ready to help. 🙂

Accessing the Zoom Call:

All Zoom links are sent via email prior to the call.

Click the Zoom link when it’s time to begin, or a few minutes before. I try to get on about 10 minutes in advance for anyone who wants to chat.

The first time you use Zoom, you might be prompted to download something on your computer or an app on your device. Go ahead and do it.

Then you can get into the call.

Audio & Video During the Call:

If you want to be seen and heard, you’ll want to test your video and audio before hand.

NOTE: Make sure your background noise is minimized. If you have earphones, please use them. 

At the beginning of our Zoom calls, you will be muted and your video will be off.

If you are OK letting others see you, and I love to see your faces, please turn your video on.

If you don’t want to be seen, you can call in instead or keep your video off.

When it’s Q&A time, each person’s photo and voice will be featured when they talk. You can change this by clicking on the cluster of squares and choosing Gallery Option. This will show each person as the same size.

What to Expect During the Zoom Call:

During the call, there is a chat box. You can ask questions there. If you can’t make it, please email them to me in advance or ask them on the Facebook event page.

If you arrive early, you can turn on audio and chat with me and others. I try to get on 10 minutes early.

Audio will be muted during the call. Video may be turned on.



By attending the Zoom call you are acknowledging that your participation will be recorded. This holds true for all equipping Zoom calls, but not for fellowship only calls. I do not record fellowship calls.

Replays are available on the Rise Up Writers Community Page until the next Zoom call.

An archive of replays will be available soon for supporters. {COMING SOON!}