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Critique Meeting (West side/PM)

 

***Just a note to the regulars.  Please remember to RSVP so everyone else knows how many copies to bring.***

Looking for a little feedback on your writing? If so, join us for our biweekly critique group.

WHERE:

All meetups will be at the Barnes and Noble on Rainbow and Lakemead. You will find us in the cafe area giving people the stink-eye so they will bend to our will and donate their table to the cause.

WHEN:

We will meet at 5p to socialize and lament the traffic. Critiquing will begin at 5:30.

WHO:

Anyone who is willing to read other people's writing and offer constructive feedback on how it can improve. You do not need to bring a writing sample to attend. However, we all must follow the Be Nice rule, which states - BE NICE!!

If we have more than 25 people sign up, there will be a waiting list. If you RSVP and can't make it for any reason, that's not a problem at all. Please just CANCEL YOUR RSVP so we can open up that spot for the waiting list.

WHAT:

This is important. Well, so was the rest of it, but you get the idea.

If you are going to share your writing, you are welcomed to bring a submission from any genre. Please double space or 1.5 space your work so it is readable. The average person can read between 1,200-2,000 words in 10 minutes, so use that as your guide for length.

If your submission is not the beginning of a story, please include a small paragraph to help your reader find their feet when reading your submission.

Plan on bringing up to 10 copies of your work. Once we reach our 11th group member, we will divide into two groups and then three groups at 21, so you should never need more than 10 copies. You are welcome to check the RSVP count to determine how many copies you need or just bring 10 copies.

HOW:

What we do is spend 10 minutes all reading the same submission and then discuss it as a group. You do not need to read your submission aloud.

HOW LONG:

That depends on how many people are in each group, but it seems like we are usually heading out around 8p or so.

Okay. I think that's it. If you have any questions, fee free to email Melonie Purcell through this site. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

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  • Anita M.

    Very useful suggestions.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just found the group today. I hope to attend the next one.

    July 29, 2013

    • Melonie

      You are welcome to attend today if you would like. Otherwise, see you in a couple of weeks.

      1 · July 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks! I live in Mesquite so it takes a little bit of warning for me to get to Las Vegas.

      1 · July 29, 2013

  • Helen O.

    So sorry; just settling into my new apartment; haven't settled into a writing schedule yet. Haven't anything new to bring., anyhoo. Stay frosty.

    July 29, 2013

    • Melonie

      Helen - I am certainly looking forward to supporting your opening. The only thing is that September is a long ways off and I have no idea what I might be doing at that point. I don't want to commit and cancel. Much better to add it in when I have a clue what torture my job has in store for me.

      July 29, 2013

    • Helen O.

      Not a problem; I will send an evite. And I hope to see you in person before that!

      1 · July 29, 2013

  • Carlos P.

    I have managed to get a doctor's appointment that I shouldn't miss and cannot reschedule. If I get in and out quickly, I might be able to attend the last half of the blood lettings and crying. Otherwise, I will see you all in two weeks.

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure what to expect, this will be my first time at any of these meetings. I am looking forward to coming.

    July 28, 2013

    • Melonie

      There will be no blood or tears, so you are safe. Feel free to bring work to share or just feel things out the first time and see what we do. Either way is great and we look forward to meeting you.

      July 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Melonie for the heads up. Since this is my first time, and I've never joined a group like this before; I would like to see what its like first.

      1 · July 29, 2013

  • Lillia

    Sorry can't make it tomorrow. I'll see you all in 2 weeks! :-)

    July 28, 2013

  • Helen O.

    BTW, please let me know if you're interested in attending my book launch on Sunday, September 15, from 2-5 pm at EMERGENCY ARTS/The Beat Coffeeshop on East Fremont. Live music by Airy Otherness and themed refreshments! Plus a reading and a signing. If you send me your contact info, I'll send you an e-vite. Best, Helen

    July 29, 2013

  • Cynthia S.

    First time - looking forward to getting started

    July 23, 2013

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