dave w.

Location:

San Carlos, CA
Hometown: san carlos

Member since:

February 21, 2012

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Are you serious about writing, wanting feedback and getting your work "out there?"

Yes, yes and yes. I find it's all too easy to fall in love with my own writing. I NEED feedback, the eyes of other writers and readers, to be able to step back and be objective.

Will you commit to bringing some original or recently edited work to each meeting?

Yes. I have two recently-revised novels but no new project at this time.

Can you accept criticism/critique without feeling offended?

Yes, assuming the crit is in the spirit of being helpful. I'm always grateful for honest responses.

Can you give honest critique of others' work without judging its greater value or the author?

Yes. I've participated in writing groups for many years.

In addition to making a good faith effort to attend each meeting, can you spare a little time in addition to the meetings to help make the group work?

Probably.

Introduction

I've been writing novels for a while. Currently have two that I'm trying to get agents for. One is a crime novel, the other is "speculative" fiction. I'm in another writing group with slim membership, so I'd like to meet other local writers.

What dave w. is saying about this Meetup Group

Very good, but at the moment, there are too many participants for maximum utility. Time constraints are part of the problem. One way to mitigate the problem is for participants to email their offerings in advance, have the critiquers do their homework and come in prepared to comment. The drawback is the authors don't get that eye-and-ear-opening experience of reading the work aloud to other writers.


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