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Share and discuss writing with other SF and fantasy writers

  • Apr 26, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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Meet to share and discuss SF and fantasy writing, books, films, TV shows, the writing process, the publishing industry, etc. with other SF and fantasy writers (both published and unpublished).  We usually have a long and lively discussion, followed by critiques of stories or chapters (if any) that members brought along.  We don't always have stories to critique, but we usually enjoy having hours worth of discussion, so let us know near the beginning of the Meetup if you brought something to have critiqued so we don't use up all our time talking -- time flies when you're having fun!

Further details or topics for this Meetup may be announced later.

As usual, you can bring a chapter or short story for the group to critique, but it's by no means necessary.  If you do bring your MS, try to bring enough paper copies for everyone attending to have one, and if you want us to write comments or corrections on it, then please double-space it.  We usually ask the author to read it aloud (unless you're shy), which is very helpful, because you'd be surprised how often you don't catch your own mistakes until you read your manuscript aloud for the first time! 

For the manuscript (MS) critiques, length is not set in stone, but suggested length is 1500 words, maximum length 3000 words. In pages (Times 12 point font), 1500 words is just under five pages double spaced, or about three pages single-spaced (but you should always double-space to allow room for people to write comments or corrections!)  Don't worry if your MS is longer than 1500 words, you can still bring it, but please keep it under 3,000 words.

For more guidelines on critiques, see http://www.meetup.com/The-Woodbridge-Science-Fiction-Fantasy-Writers-Meetup/about/ 

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  • BJ K.

    Apologies for not making it to this one - last minute work related duties.

    April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be moving to Massachusetts soon, so yesterday's Meetup was my last one. Thanks everyone for your company and writing advice the past several months. If I visit New Jersey in the future, I will drop by.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good meetup with an interesting new work.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Thomas Wm. H.

    Great discussion as always, interesting new work to critique

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • ClareD

    I'm going to try to make this one. I work all night until 9 am, but at least I don't have be be back in on Sat. night.

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Thomas Wm. H.

    My book on dwarf planets and asteroids should be out in another month. Making progress of doing one on Earth' craters, after which I will return to SF

    1 · April 15, 2014

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