1st Writing Workshop

Here it is – our first writing workshop! Here’s how it will work:

For all attendees, please read the Writing Workshop Guidelines document I have posted under the More button at the top of the PAWG page. Click the Files button from the dropdown and it should be there. I can also email it to you if you can’t find it.

The first four attendees to RSVP (not counting your host who RSVPs by default by scheduling the event) and post their writing as detailed under the guidelines will be the ones reviewed for this workshop. As the writers being reviewed, please be sure to note how you’d like to direct your review on your work prior to submission so that your reviewers know what you’re looking for from them. If you don’t provide notes or feel no need to direct your review, your reviewers will default to the suggested review format listed in the guidelines. Additionally, I’d like to suggest anyone submitting work commit straightaway to being at the workshop, barring emergencies or unforeseen circumstances of course.

Let’s also suggest an initial limit of 20 total pages per author for any submitted work. If your writing is 21 or 22 pages you can just slide it under the door, but beyond that let’s have a cap-and-trade system. For example if your work is 30 pages in length, you’ll have to find someone with a 10 page or shorter story they’re submitting in order to ‘borrow’ their unused pages. This could be a lot of printing and reading for your reviewers, so let’s try to adhere to that and we’ll adjust as required later.

As a final note, for this first workshop I (as the host) won’t submit my writing unless there’s a need for it. This is your chance to get some feedback, so good luck everyone. I look forward to seeing the submissions!

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  • Lorraine Ann T.

    Meeting people through their writing is amazing. I feel I know them better than many people I've known for years.

    November 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed it! It was a pleasure reading everyone's work and everyone's comments were really insightful and constructive. I think this is a good start to what I will make a regular occurrence for this group.

    November 2, 2012

  • susanne

    Excellent critiques from excellent writers. A pleasure to have the opportunity to read the works of other meetup members. Members don't need to submit work in order to participate.

    November 2, 2012

  • susanne

    I plan to submit 20 pages this evening. Are you limiting the number of people who can submit?

    October 25, 2012

  • Theressa H.

    I submitted a short story titled "The Mud Room" I put the wrong date for the review. I see it is November 1st. Correct?

    October 24, 2012

  • Theressa H.

    Scott, Is a short story okay? An essay? Not sure what we are looking for. I'd love to get some feedback - been starving for it!

    October 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can probably come up with something by then, or sooner. Just been a distracting week.

    October 23, 2012

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