Brad's Group BSFW NEW Novelists Meetup

  • April 14, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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This group is dedicated exclusively to novels. Please be prepared to read back through previous chapters of a novel-in-progress before committing to this group.

Deadline for submission of stories to be critiqued is Sunday, one week prior to the Meetup. On Monday, I'll send out an email listing the stories to be critiqued and in what order. That list will also appear under Discussions and will be edited as changes occur.

Please make sure your manuscript is properly formatted. See our Procedures, located under the Pages tab, for guidelines and an example, as well as advice for a constructive critique. Having manuscripts already formatted makes the critiquing process easier.

Most of the meeting will be spent critiquing work of group members. There is a structure in place to make sure the critiques are as helpful as possible for everyone involved, and that the writers leave with a clear idea of what to do with their stories next.

We'll also spend some time talking about writing, sharing news and information, and getting to know one another. It's always easier to take constructive criticism from someone you know, so the social element of the group is as important as the work itself!

WARNING for those with cat allergies! I have a CAT! >^..^<


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to work late! :(

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Came down with something. see you next time.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys, sorry for the late cancellation, but I'm not feeling well, need to sit this one out. I'll see you next time. I'm also interested in meeting more frequently, maybe if there are a few others interested we could start another group?

    April 14, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Dare I put chapter 3 up for review?

    March 25, 2013

    • Brad

      Mark, if you're going to switch over to the accelerated group, that's entirely up to you. They're separate groups, so you wouldn't be going to both. And it sounds like you have your material ready to be critiqued more often! So if that appeals to you, I encourage you to go for it!

      April 2, 2013

    • Mark S.

      You may need to confirm that with Cam. What you say is more practical, but on his 28th announcement, he's saying one would still attend the once-a-month meetings, like this one. I would love two chances a month to meet, but I'm not yet sure how that would work out.

      April 3, 2013

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