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Let's Meetup (On the South Shore!) to discuss Allen's work and writing analysis!

We are back on the South Shore for this meeting where Allen has prepared a short piece for us to critique. Please email him directly if you would like to participate.
Also, Dennis will lead a discussion on how to analyze our work, using specific examples. This will be the beginning of a recurring lesson where we will learn to deconstruct our writing in order to correct common errors such as verbiage that doesn't advance the plot or that slows the story line; concentrating on description instead of important details; and using passive constructions instead of using vivid language. This will not be a lecture format but instead an active discussion where we brainstorm ways to improve an existing favorite story or member's writing.

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  • Lisa H.

    The meeting went very well. Dennis certainly did his homework and brought in some useful information for our writers. Looking forward to the line editing next time. Great job by all on the book critique! The new "timing" format was a nice guideline and worked well with the shorter piece submitted by Allen. The honest feedback was helpful and so encouraging. We all really enjoyed his first pages and I personally am looking forward to the rest! Thanks to everyone tonight for making the meeting wonderful. I really enjoy the conversation and total group effort to making our writing club so amazing. We have some great ideas and thus meetings coming soon!!!

    October 24, 2013

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  • Lisa H.
    Writer Girl--Word Nerd, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Dennis L.
    Driving Ms. Dawn
  • Paul H. +1
    Write-a-holic!
  • A former member
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