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Share and discuss writing with other SF and fantasy writers

  • Jul 19, 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 with other SF and fantasy writers (both published and unpublished).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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  • Thomas Wm. H.

    disappointing so few came this time, but still good and lively discussion

    July 21, 2014

  • ClareD

    I can't make it - have to be in at work at 2 pm.

    July 16, 2014

  • Thomas Wm. H.

    I've had lunar samples, but it takes a couple months to arrange even if available

    1 · July 15, 2014

  • Thomas Wm. H.

    This is the day before the 45th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon. If I remember, and can find them, I'll bring a couple of the things I did while working on Apollo,[masked]

    1 · July 15, 2014

    • David W.

      P.S.: You bring the moon rocks, and I expect Mary Fan to bring a koala bear back from Australia!

      July 15, 2014

    • Thomas Wm. H.

      basalt is basalt, whether from Copernicus or the Alleghenies.

      July 15, 2014

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