Science Fiction and Fantasy Critique Group

  • June 15, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Submit a piece of up to 2500 words (Other > Files > New File) by 10:00 pm Thursday June 6th. We'll review the first five submission.

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  • Donna R.

    Jeffrey, as you requested, I tried to send you an email so you could have my email address, but on two tries I got a undeliverable notice. Dunno what the problem is; I checked your address twice and it was what you gave me. I will have to give you my email at the next meetup.

    1 · June 24

    • David K.

      What's a "NoVa Writers' Jamboree" and where do I find out more? Googling proved somewhat problematic.

      1 · June 25

  • Jeremy

    That was a fun and relaxing experience. I can't wait until next week when I submit a piece.

    2 · June 15

    • Elizabeth H.

      Super! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I can't wait to see your piece next week!

      1 · June 15

  • Jeffrey C. J.

    I would like to stop by but have read nothing since the first meeting. I'm very sad about that because I could read them now but I'd miss the meeting so what'd be the point? As I have Beth's, Brian's and Asher's email I will just mail you my comments. Donna and Robin, could you please send a quick message to [masked] so I know where to send your reviews.

    June 15

  • Donna R.

    I have some time tonight to read a story or two, but I don't think anyone has submitted anything for this Sunday, correct? I realize the deadline is 10 PM tonight, so there is still time for others to add a file. I don't want to be the only one!

    1 · June 12

    • Jeffrey C. J.

      Personally, I'd propose "Dialog Tags: Love 'em or leave 'em"

      June 14

    • Jeffrey C. J.

      Also, "Economy of Words: Writing for the Twitter Generation"

      June 14

  • David K.

    Of general interest. Wolf Trap on Saturday, July 19th is presenting "2001: A Space Odyssey" with the NSO
    playing the music. Here is the link from Wolf Trap:

    http://www.wolftrap.org/Home/Find_Performances_and_Events/Performance/14Filene/0719show14.aspx

    July 20th happens to be the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong stepping out of the Apollo capsule onto the Moon with the words "That's one
    small step for a man, one giant leap for all mankind."

    1 · June 14

    • Jeffrey C. J.

      Thank you for getting the quote right! So often when quoted they forget the indefinite article.

      June 14

  • Beth S.

    I'm a bit past the 10 p.m. deadline. Hope that's alright!

    1 · June 12

    • Elizabeth H.

      No problem. I think I moved it to midnight, but I forget where I said that.

      1 · June 13

  • Jeffrey C. J.

    Probably can't make it but we'll see. I do want to support Elizabeth but how she can find the time to read 30,000 words of submissions each week is beyond me, though she isn't a member of 2 book reading groups or an Electric Vehicle and Doctor Who event organizer either and I think her commute must be shorter than mine.

    1 · June 9

    • David K.

      Sleep is overrated. That gives you more time to work on stuff.

      2 · June 13

  • David K.

    All right, I posted Part 1 of "The Silent Knight," a projected 25K-word novella that became increasingly untenable (to me) at around the 12K mark. I waited a few months, gave it to one of my beta readers (with the missing scenes filled in with an outline of what would have happened)...and she loved it. Overall, it's a story I believe in, but it's got...issues. Maybe worth some general discussion, too. For those who double with the LCWG, it's not as polished as "Never Forget."

    1 · June 12

  • Joanne M.

    Hey ya'll just passing on some info - the loudoun county library system does a lot for writers over the summer - This Thursday it has this program: Finding Your Power as a Writer with author and writing coach David Hazard It's free, and you don't have to sign up for it, so don't worry if you are not from Loudoun .. http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=6457&EventID=197087&PK=

    3 · June 9

    • Joanne M.

      I didn't even know the library had a meetup group. Huh! My guess is that there are soooo many programs going on they can't put it all up there. But they really should because this is a far nicer interface than they have on the library page.

      1 · June 10

    • Elizabeth H.

      I'm going. David Hazard is a great source for eBook publishing advice. (And I know from prior experience, you can still sign up for Loudoun library events even if you're not from Loudoun .)

      1 · June 12

  • Jeffrey C. J.

    Wow! And yes the Saturday group is near full and Monday's Reston was like heh heh heh Jeffrey's leaving early, let's break out the read alouds. :)

    June 12

  • David K.

    We had a discussion of indie publishing at the end of the last meeting. In response to that, I want to: 1) recommend "The Passive Voice" (http://www.thepassivevoice.com) as a good place to find a daily round-up of info about indie publishing, and 2) recommend the following link, in which indie-published authors who are now making a living at it declare themselves:
    http://www.thepassivevoice.com/06/2014/indie-authors-quitting-their-day-jobs/?utm_content=bufferecc07&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    2 · June 9

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