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We are a group of experienced fiction writers serious about perfecting our craft and being traditionally published. We meet once a week to read aloud and seriously critique original works of fictional short stories, novellas, and those working on full-length novels. We might be a good fit for your work if...

1) You write fiction. We do NOT critique memoirs, non-fiction, newsletters, children's or picture books.

2) You've been writing long enough to be familiar with the fundamentals of storytelling: how to structure a novel/ story, the inciting incident, first and second plot points, etc.

3) You are looking for straight, honest feedback for your work. We are a critique group. If you're looking for a group that meets to talk about writing/ publishing, or you seeking only praise for your writing, we are NOT the group for you.

BUT...  if you are looking to becoming a better writer and are aiming to be competitive in today's publishing market, please read the file "Common mistakes in beginning a story," answer some question so we can learn more about you, and then welcome aboard! We look forward to meeting you. :)

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Monday, August 1, 2016 6:00 PM

    Reston Writers Write-In

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  • Monday, August 1, 2016 6:30 PM

    Reston Writers' Review

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  • Monday, August 8, 2016 6:00 PM

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  • Monday, August 8, 2016 6:30 PM

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  • Monday, August 15, 2016 6:00 PM

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  • Monday, August 15, 2016 6:30 PM

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  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:00 PM

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  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:30 PM

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  • Monday, August 29, 2016 6:00 PM

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  • Monday, September 5, 2016 6:00 PM

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  • Monday, September 12, 2016 6:00 PM

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  • Monday, September 19, 2016 6:00 PM

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  • Monday, September 26, 2016 6:00 PM

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  • Monday, September 26, 2016 6:30 PM

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  • Monday, October 3, 2016 6:00 PM

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