Critter's 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.

Join or login to comment.

  • Weldon W.

    Still in California....I may never come back to Texas..LOL

    September 13

  • Susie S.

    Sorry folks. Still heavily medicated and can't make it tomorrow.

    September 13

  • A former member
    A former member

    I agree with both of you. I brought my son to a critters meetup last year and he was fine. Both of them together though may be too much. I will leave them with their gramma.

    September 9

    • A former member
      A former member

      i will have too much going on Sunday to attend. Having an open house and still trying to get things together for the impending move.

      September 10

  • Chris C.

    Renee, after hearing from a few other writers I think it'd be a good idea if you found other accommodations for the children.

    September 9

  • Chrissy S.

    I honestly say no kids. Sometimes what we read is not kid-friendly & we are really there to work. I love kids, just not at writer meetings. Just my 2 cents.

    September 9

  • Chris C.

    Hi Renee, we'd love to see you Sunday! For myself, I wouldn't mind as long as they weren't disruptive; however, I can't speak for the group. Some are more sensitive about the subject than others. It also wouldn't be fair to the group to have constant interruptions, especially those looking for critiques. Another thing to consider is that the content being critiqued can be mature (not pornographic, but not appropriate for some ages).

    Hope you can make it!

    September 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been out of work for 6 months now and have taken up the "pen" again. Would love to attend Sunday. However, I may have my children this weekend and am not sure about everyones feelings about bringing them to the meetup. I don't have anything "read ready" yet, but would like to get involved in the group again. Please let me know if bringing the kids along will be a problem. I may be able to make other arrangements.

    September 8

  • Kimberly W.

    Hi All, just a reminder that the meeting next week, Sept. 14, is going to be focused primarily on reviewing the Beta Readers manuscript reviews. If you have something you'd like to read for critique, bring it but be patient as we go through the manuscript reviews first. We may have time for readings.

    September 7

6 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy