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Critique Session

Please join us for a stimulating and congenial session of peer writing critique!  We will review submissions from fellow writers in the group and offer constructive feedback to the authors.  

We request that you read the works of writing ahead of time, mark them up, and come ready to give your comments.  The pieces to be reviewed will be announced in advance and available in the group's files area:

This is also where to submit your own works for review.  Up to three submissions will be selected for critique at each session.  Priority will be given to authors who did not present at the previous session, and after that, on a first-come-first served basis.  The deadline for submissions is 10 PM (ET) the Tuesday before the meeting; at that time the selection of pieces to be reviewed will be announced.

Please limit the length of submissions to the equivalent of 10 double-spaced pages.

Note that submission of a work is not a requirement for attendance; please feel free to come and participate in the discussion or merely observe.

I hope to see all of you there!


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  • Shane

    I forget if anyone was interested in it or not, but here is the interview I did with Jan. She was wonderful to work with, and it's free publicity, too.

    I'd definitely encourage that anyone else that is published, becomes published, or wants to publish, consider doing a similar interview with Jan. Publicity is almost always good.

    October 20, 2014

    • Gustav

      I enjoyed watching the interview; you seemed very poised. I hope it helps generate some interest and sales.

      October 21, 2014

  • Shane

    Hey everybody. So, here is the link to the book I published:

    And if anybody would like it, I will definitely sign a copy for you if you bring it to the meeting. Also, shipping and handling is expensive. At $7.50, the shipping and handling brings it to just under $12.00. I can order manufacturer copies at $9 each, once I can account for shipping and handling. If I charge that, I only just break even, though. However, I don't mind giving up profit for the sake of my friends, which I consider you all to be.

    However, my current financial situation is that, if anybody wanted to save the money by having me order a manufacturer's copy, I would need the cash in advance so that I can actually have available funds to make the purchase. I remember someone brought up the idea of saving on shipping by doing that. I'm all for it.

    October 17, 2014

    • Gustav

      Shane - Count me in for one copy; I'll give you $9 the next time I see you. If you want to consolidate several orders to save on shipping before ordering, I can wait. No rush.

      October 18, 2014

  • Barbara G.

    Sorry, I will not be able to make it this time. Have fun.

    August 7, 2014

    • Gustav

      We'll miss you!

      August 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. Meetup says 6:30 - 8. But email says 3:30 - 5. I could make the earlier times, but if its at 6:30, I'm afraid I wont be able to attend. Thanks!

    August 7, 2014

  • Holly F.

    We can use my previous submission since I couldn't go on July 11th due to feeling ill. Or the 25th; I was on vacation then.

    August 6, 2014

  • Shane


    August 1, 2014

  • Gustav

    Nope, everything essential is in the invite. We don't have a lot of rules. Everyone is welcome.

    August 1, 2014

  • Shane

    Hello, new to, checking it out after a friend told me about it. Is there any sort of protocol I should be aware of when attending events?

    July 31, 2014

  • G.K.Moberg

    I will miss the Aug 8th meeting as I have a family event. Catch up you next time!

    July 31, 2014

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