Critique Meeting

Need help polishing a scene or chapter of your novel or non-fiction work? Need an extra ear to bounce ideas off of? Come to the next Critters meet for help.
What to bring to the Critique:

1. Yourself and any manuscript you want feedback on.

2. Limit your manuscript read to 10 double spaced typed pages. You will be given a maximum of 8 minutes to read. This will be followed by 2 minute critiques from each of your critique partners. (If there are more than 6 readings, this will be reduced accordingly.)

3. Dues-paying members of GFWW are given first priority for oral readings and critiques. If non-members want to read, they will be have to pay a guest fee before being given an opportunity for a critique.

4. If everyone has had a chance to read and there is time remaining, you may read additional pages if your critique partners want to stay to do another critique.

5. If you'd like, please bring 6 to 7 copies of your pages. Critique partners make notes on the copies as you read. The copies will be returned to you after the critique.

6. Grin and bear it during oral critiques unless a critique partner asks you a specific question. If you desire a more indepth critique, please join the online group. We want to help you improve.


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  • Shauna

    Will you be adding the third meeting? If so, I want to get it on my calendar.

    September 6

    • Shauna

      Thank you.

      September 6

    • Chris C.

      Shauna, send me your email address to [masked], and I'll send the survey to you as well. Should be out sometime this weekend, as soon as it's been reviewed by a few others.

      September 6

  • Jeff B.

    Yes, that's correct Allen. A past president gave it that silly name, so we've stuck with it. It's critiquers of writing.

    September 2

  • Shauna

    Great to meet all of you on Sunday. Can someone tell me how a Critter and Critique meeting differ? I found no mention if these terms on the website.

    1 · September 2

    • Allen C.

      the participants? seriously, I think 'Critter' is simply a slang for Critique. Perhaps an unnecessary, but easier to say, way to genericize the terms 'Critique-ee' and 'Critique-er'.­ other lexicographers may differ in opinion.

      September 2

    • Shauna

      Got it. Every other meeting is Critter, so I wan't sure... Thanks for the clarification.

      September 2

  • Theodore G. R.

    Do you put three asterisks before and after an intrusion?

    September 1

  • Susan Evans W.

    So sorry I will be in Italy most of September, messing up the critique reviews, eating pasta, drinking wine, getting lost and seeing fabulous sights. Feel free to hate. As a former AA employee, it is kind of freaking me out I am flying International flight on September 11. Need drugs to not think about it.

    September 1

  • Allen C.

    Great People

    2 · September 1

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