Short Fiction Subgroup

  • December 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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I've been a leader for an artist's support group as well as an organizer and member of other writer's groups. I believe in being a sensitive and supportive reader, wanting the story to be the winner. I am currently a grad student in Creative Writing at UBC, taking the summer off and wanting to create a core of dedicated writer/readers here in Victoria.

New requirements for this group:

— you must be currently writing short fiction and have at least one piece to share that you want feedback on;

— you must bring 8-10 copies of a short story, or at least a page of a story, for us to read and critique, or, preferably, post here under files and then notify the group that it's here;

— when you come, you can choose to give us your email address and ask us to send our comments to you via email if you don't feel ready for a group critique;

— we will discuss feedback/critique styles. You will be able to ask for the what specifically you want feed back on, i.e. a particular character, plot, continuity, dialogue, development, etc. — whatever you are having problems with.

 

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  • Angela M.

    Hi! It's 7:15 and no one's here except me and I don't feel so good so heading out.

    December 16, 2013

  • Angela M.

    I'm posting the first 7 pages of a fictional story here under "More" and "Files". It's called The Elmo's. If some of you have read the first few pages, this has 4 new pages.
    Angela

    December 15, 2013

  • Thomas K.

    I have uploaded nightingaleedits4q.doc. The character transformation seems to have wandered off into the woods. I would appreciate some assistance in finding it. Note: soft science fiction, 1880s, alternate history, alternate technology.

    December 10, 2013

    • Thomas K.

      Sorry for the delay - just piled the grandkids onto a FortMac-bound plane. As my issue with this story spans the whole 6400 words, I can't point to a segment for constructive discussion. At this point, I'll withdraw it. Thanks.

      December 15, 2013

    • Angela M.

      See you next time!

      December 15, 2013

  • Caroline M.

    I want to come but I am writing short CNF. Want to improve technique. Would anyone mind if I come once and find out more?

    December 15, 2013

    • Angela M.

      some of us are teetering on the line between CNF and fiction. I'm writing both and so is another one of us, so please come. Also, please read requirements. We meet at 7 in the coffeeshop itself. See you there!

      December 15, 2013

  • Nelson C.

    I have uploaded a part of a story in the files section. Please have a look, let me know if there is a problem getting it.
    Caroline - please come. The more the merrier!

    December 15, 2013

  • Nelson C.

    Hi I have a piece (1500 wds) of a not so short story. When I look in 'files' i dont see any stories but rather guidance on how the game is played. My laptop isnt co-operating either. How do i post the piece or should i print out copies to bring. (i write science fiction but cant figure a web site . . . )

    December 12, 2013

    • Angela M.

      Nelson, did you get it sorted out? above in the menu, choose "More" and under that are the files. message me directly if you can't do it.

      December 14, 2013

  • Angela M.

    Okay, thanks, Thomas.

    December 10, 2013

  • Angela M.

    here is good as only we (probably) are reading it. Also, at the meeting is okay, too. Thanks for asking,
    Angela

    December 9, 2013

  • Thomas K.

    Where do we let readers know what we're looking for - here or at the top of the file?

    December 9, 2013

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