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Critique Group

Critique group meetup, all welcome. Posting general guidelines and ways to upload and read other people's work in the comments trail. We missed a few people last week so they'll definitely be up this week!

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  • Mahendra R.

    Heidi/Conor, there was some amusement/scepticism in our Kanji discussion about Mammoths and Neanderthals existing in one place. Here is an interesting piece apropos
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2012/nov/09/mammoth-skeleton-paris-early-humans-video

    November 12, 2012

    • Heidi

      I believe it was the TRex and the neandertals :P

      November 12, 2012

    • Mahendra R.

      I will just have to wait for one more news video:D

      November 12, 2012

  • Heidi

    November 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    which station should i get down at? i forgot.

    November 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      sorry guys, cant make it. havent been able to get out of my work place in sharjah. will post the comments on the stories i read.

      November 10, 2012

    • collins b.

      could not make it although am looking upon attending the following meeting session

      November 11, 2012

  • Heidi

    Okay so final list which I forgot to do (sorry):

    1) Watermelons chs 13-16 (again scroll down the files list to find it
    2) A nothing for Dubai
    3) coffee table conversation
    4) She's Nearly
    5) The problem with us Indian Men
    6) Faith
    7) Pickwickian Dowry

    Now, that's a lot to get through and chances are we won't have time for all of it. Connor and Mahendra we'll probably be doing you two last since you both had submissions last week and I want to get to the people who didn't, but we'll also see how the night goes.

    November 8, 2012

    • Mahendra R.

      I might add - those wishing to get specific and detailed feedback ought to post a editable document. A PDF document does not work - alas the people at Adobe refuse to give away the PDF writer for free.

      November 8, 2012

  • Heidi

    Already definitely for next week, but this is NOT the final list yet: 1) watermelons chs 13-16 (scroll down to find it)
    2) A Nothing for Dubai
    3) coffee table conversation

    October 28, 2012

    • Heidi

      "Next week" read as "This meetup"

      October 28, 2012

    • Mahendra R.

      Anyone attending Tim Bowler's Masterclass on 17th Nov? I am -would love to join up.

      November 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    is it fine if i submit an essay instead of a fiction story? are there any takers to review one of my posts which I am writing. =)

    November 4, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      hey a summary should be good. thanks. whats NIT? :p

      November 5, 2012

    • Mahendra R.

      A nit is an egg of a head louse. Lousy must be derived from that.

      November 5, 2012

  • Mahendra R.

    Heidi and other kind souls who commented on my story Kanji last critique meetup -- I have figured out how to retain the opening paragraph. I have added a monologue in the daymare that accommodates the creature from upper Cretaceous, the early Pleistocene and last glacial age. Have sent it off -- let us see if any fish bite.

    November 5, 2012

  • Mahendra R.

    Uploaded a small short story - A Pickwickian Dowry for the 10th.

    November 3, 2012

  • Fi

    Just re-uploaded 'ShesNearly' for critique on the 10th; too much punctuation in the title on my previous attempt. Looking forward to comments.

    October 30, 2012

  • Mithun M.

    i have posted my short story "coffee table conversation"

    October 29, 2012

  • rishika

    Hi, I would love to come, Is this for members only? please let me know who is doing nanowrimo in this group so that i could join.

    October 29, 2012

    • Heidi

      You're welcome to come and see if this is what you're interested in. This isn't a write-in like the other one though, it's a discussion about each other's work. So if you're looking for a space to write for nano, come to the write-in, not this.

      October 29, 2012

  • Fi

    Hello everyone, I posted my short story 'She's Nearly...' for the 10th earlier today, held over from the previous Meetup. Hope you enjoy it.

    October 29, 2012

  • Conor K.

    I added my story 'Faith' a reworking of an older story into the pot for November 10. Thanks

    October 29, 2012

  • Heidi

    Fixed so it is now properly in about 2 weeks.

    October 28, 2012

  • Fi

    Hi there Heidi, so sorry I had to leave early last Saturday, hope to be able to stay late for the next one; just one thing (and apologies if I've missed the bleedin' obvious again) are the Write In and Critique both on the 3rd?

    October 28, 2012

    • Heidi

      No I'm an idiot who can't read a calendar ><

      1 · October 28, 2012

  • Heidi

    File uploading: Go to http://www.meetup.com/dubaiwrit... , upload your file, MAKE SURE you set it for ONLY MEMBERS OF THIS MEETUP GROUP.

    Then post a link or notice in this comments trail to say you've done it. You will be able to find other people's work listed here: http://www.meetup.com/dubaiwriters/files/

    October 28, 2012

  • Heidi

    General Guidelines:

    1) If you want to bring something for us to critique, please upload it about a week ahead of time. That gives us a chance to read it and form our thoughts.

    2) We will try to get to everyone's, but if we have too many, some may get bumped to the next meeting. If you upload early you'll probably get priority.

    3) Please read/DL stuff ahead of time! If you dno't have time that's still alright, no reason you can't come, but please read the comments trail, as in about a week I"ll post the list of what we'll be reading/critiquing, I'd like people to have mostly read everyone else's.

    4) Please don't let this scare you out of posting something, or coming. ^^ These rules are just to help make sure everyone gets a fair shake.

    October 28, 2012

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