Brad's Group BSFW NEW Novelists Meetup

  • May 12, 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! >^..^<</p>


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  • Kate

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very constructive suggestions. Supportive people. Fun reads.

    May 13, 2013

  • Brad

    It's great to see not only fantastic new work, but such incredible improvement in ongoing work! It warms my heart to see our mission as a writing group being fulfilled. BSFW writers are a very talented bunch!

    2 · May 12, 2013

  • Forest W.

    Very enjoyable, interesting work today. Lively discussion.

    2 · May 12, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Excellent balanced critiques, helpful suggestions, good laughs, excellent writing to read

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • John B

    Allergies are really acting up...have to back out this time around. My apologies...I'll definitely be at the next one.

    May 12, 2013

  • Arielle

    I am most likely not able to make it as well, but will keep up with the chapters. What are we reading for this meeting? (I apologize if you already sent out the list of chapters, my email was having issues this week.)

    May 10, 2013

    • Brad

      Arielle, if you ever have trouble with email and need to know the chapters or stories up for critique, we post them to Discussions as well as emailing the group. They're there!

      May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just found out it's Mother's day.

    May 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd go too, but I have plans for that day.

      May 3, 2013

    • Marcus

      Ah fudge, didn't realize that until now either. May need to bow out as well.

      May 3, 2013

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