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Cyberscribes - Sharing, Feedback and Networking

Welcome to the Albuquerque Ink Slinger's Cyberscribes!

This meetup is devoted to sharing new things we have discovered, getting feedback/encouragement on our writing, and networking with fellow cyberscribes.

Cyberscribes details and information:

  • We welcome any genre of writer - fiction, non-fiction, poetry or blog/web.
  • This is an informal discussion and review format.
  • You may bring something short to share to any meeting but you don't have to.
  • We do verbal sharing with online posting for review if requested.
  • Feel free to bring dinner - hard to participate if you're hungry.
  • New writers or those who aren't writing yet are welcome.
  • This meetup is older child friendly as long as they are reasonably self-entertaining.
  • Feel free to bring a laptop - Page One does have WiFi.
  • You may come late or leave early depending on your need.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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  • JuliaP

    Will do. Got any ideas, let me know.

    September 24, 2013

  • Marcy M.

    Another great meeting and solid, good writing. This group is very
    educational and enjoyable because of the "constructive" criticism
    generously offered, not only covering character and plot but the
    craft of writing as well. However difficult it may be to bear my soul
    through the written word at times, I really appreciate the feedback
    and always learn ways to improve. Thanks so much!
    Bill - I agree with the other comments posted and you certainly have
    a wonderful book project ongoing. Can't wait to hear another chapter!

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • JuliaP

    You are a very creative and imaginative writer. Skills can and should be learned. Imagination and the ability to come up with a creative idea cannot. Do not sell yourself short in any way because you are learning. Our feedback comes from wanting something we enjoyed and that has drawn us in to be more. This is a compliment to your writing.

    2 · September 24, 2013

    • William De L.

      Don't mean to be a downer, this is just where I am. I'm not even remotely thinking of giving up... It's just a 'Dang! I've got more work to do moment'.

      1 · September 24, 2013

    • Beverly L.

      Ah shucks, Bill. Don't be discouraged. Often when we write, we know so much in our head that it doesn't get put down on paper clear enought foryour reader or listner to follow. Having people listen to something "cold" you wrote and getting those first impressions are "golden". I am always looking for that when I read a story the first time to a new group. That's my most valuable feedback. I don't want mistakes when I send my short story off to a magazine. I want my work to have the best chance that it can to get accepted. Good luck. Don't give up.

      September 24, 2013

  • Beth Bernier P.

    We could always do more challenges focused on things like character and voice. Those are fun and really help with skill building.

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • William De L.

    Sad, but I left there wondering about my skills a s a writer. The truth is that I just need to learn how to write different characters. That's what this group is all about - helping each other to improve as writers. I got some really good feedback and now I have more work to do. No one ever said it would be easy.

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • Beverly L.

    Good luck on your Algebra test tomorrow.

    September 23, 2013

  • Sean H.

    Great meeting and special props to Beth for showing me that cartoon gangster talk is still fairly common knowledge "That's right, see?!"

    2 · September 23, 2013

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