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Critter's Meet

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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  • Theodore G. R.

    Very good, but so many opinions; who is right?

    January 28, 2013

    • Jennifer B.

      That's the trick :( there is no "right" answer, only the answer that best works for what you want to accomplish. My preferred rule of thumb is to go back to my favorite author, the one whose style I most like to emulate, and look closely at how they write it. Then I might mimic and tweak a bit. But the advantage to having the group say "hey this isn't working for me" is that its a good gauge of what general readers will think so it lets you know you may need to rethink your strategy.

      2 · January 29, 2013

  • Scot C. M.

    Enjoyed the meet. I heard some interesting story excerpts.

    1 · January 28, 2013

  • Claire H.

    Outstanding as usual.

    1 · January 28, 2013

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