The group format is this:
All writers, in every genre, are welcome. Some material may be for mature adults. We are here to support, educate, and help each person work toward his/her publishing goals. Writers of all levels of ability participate and grow through the insight and encouragement of the group.
Meetings are held from 10 a.m. to as late as 3 p.m., though participants leave when needed. At most meetings there will be a lecture related to craft or the marketing of one's work.
Submissions for critique must arrive no later than noon on the Wednesday before the meeting. To be eligible for critique, signing in to Meetup to say you'll attend must occur that same day. This is to make sure we have a good balance among the people who will be assigned manuscripts for critique.
Meetings may include discussion around a topic such as self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, however the primary focus is to review and comment on each writer's work. Although encouraged to provide writing for review, writers do not have to submit work, nor is anyone required to participate in the critiquing until they have asked to have their own work critiqued by others--then it's expected that they do the same in return from that point forward. Please view the details listed below on how to critique.
Here are the guidelines we'll follow for sharing work:
For submission of work: