If you are looking for feedback on your writing from people other than adoring family and polite friends, and if you're willing to help other writers with constructive feedback, then this group is for you.
We want you to be a part of upcoming events and offer the following to help ease any questions you may have.
Some of our meetings are simply times where you and like minded writers can get together and bounce ideas. A few of our meetings revolve around reading a couple pages and offering ideas and thoughts in a friendly setting. Then there are the meetings where you give someone a chapter and a week to tear it apart for flaws. We try to keep the structure easy and have found honesty builds good bonds.
Because our members are placing their work on here, we have to keep the site as honest as possible and that includes asking you to post a respectable photo and your real name when you first start out. It sounds a bit ridiculous but these are someone's thoughts and ideas, to protect those we ask a little more of starting members. After a few meetings, you can opt for a penname or even change your pic but please give the respect you would ask of anyone reading your work.
Members are active in this group. This means we require you attend one of the meetups within 60 days of signing up. This isn't one of those internet groups where you can hang back against the wall and see what's going on. People here want to hear what you have to say.
Depending on the Meetup, there are varied standards for when you can request a review or what is reviewed. You have to check with the people running the group, usually we have these things spelled out in the advertisements.
At the end of any workshop or group session, stuff posted to our site will be taken down. This is to ensure your work isn't just floating out in cyberspace somewhere. Like I said before, we are doing everything we can to protect the work of our members.
We are building a community of good hearted people who can meet together as friends, without suspicion or intimidation, to discuss and practice our writing craft.
Also, any member can suggest a Meetup. Which means you may be the key to getting a writing group a little closer to home in your future.
I hope to hear from you and see you at a meeting soon.