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Young Adult Fiction Writers Meetup: Feed­back Session

Greetings, YA-ers! This will be our second session of the month for feedback discussions on our work. We do it a little differently than other meetup groups. At the beginning of the month, we'll post our work (minimum one chapter each) on our online YA group forum. We'll each read and have critique ready for when we meet in person on the last Saturday monthly critique session. I left the time open ended depending on how our feedback goes.

***It is imperative that you read the groups posted work before attending this session in order to give valuable feedback***

About the YA Fiction Writers Group:

This group is focused on writers interested in the Young Adult fiction genre. "Young adult" target audiences typically range from the ages of sixteen years up to the age of twenty-five. In recent years, this market has skyrocketed with the success of bestselling novels such as the Twilight series from Stephenie Meyer, The Hunger Games from Suzanne Collins, and The Mortal Instruments from Cassandra Clare to name a few.

Since this genre is marketed toward the teenaged crowd, there are specific guidelines to consider when writing Young Adult fiction as opposed to more adult focused literature. With this in mind, the focus of our sessions will be to brainstorm the Y/A novel writing process and share ideas for getting started, organizing, character development, story flow, inspiration sparking, editing and formatting, and steps to getting published. There will also be time set aside to discuss our previously posted work to the group (limit of one to two chapters each per session) and collect valuable feedback.  

To keep the creativity flowing, email interaction will be encouraged (but not required) among the group. This can include links to articles, info on what’s trending in Y/A, or if you just need some inspiration or help getting over writer’s block.

If your goal is to pursue a financially successful career path with the intentions of creating a marketable novel(s) for publishing, come join us! 


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Such an amazing feedback session and rapport of the group. If you have not been able to attend this feedback session or have not submitted your chapters yet, please do so for April so you don't miss out on quality critique. In all fairness to the active members of this group and the protection of their work, we decided that those who have access to the forum and have not actively participated with this group by end of April will lose their access to it. Thanks for the understanding! :)

    April 1, 2014

    • Monique

      Don't delete me! I plan to attend the next one! So many baby showers in March!

      April 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I know you're coming to the next one, lol!

      April 1, 2014

  • Shantele

    Fantastic critique session. I look forward to future meetings. :)

    March 31, 2014

  • Patrick G.

    Just remembered I have to take the pooches for rabies shots (10.00 at Julia Greene school from 1-4 today) so probably can't make it. I'll write up my now on everyone's stuff and send them through the Google group

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, I hope you are having a great week! Just a reminder that Saturday is our YA feedback session. If you've RSVP'd to the meeting, please make sure that you have a submission posted for feedback within enough time for it to be read by everyone before Saturday (Wednesday preferably). To keep it fair, we will only be discussing the posted work of those attending this session. If you posted and cannot attend, we will critique your work during a session when you are able to attend. The discussion will be on SUBMISSIONS ONLY. The next open chat session is April 12th. -M :)

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey YAers, for those of you that missed the first session and want to be part of the work sharing forum to attend the YA feedback sessions, please send me your Gmail address and I will give you access.

    March 15, 2014

  • Stacie

    Where can I find the YA Group Forum?

    March 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Stacie, send me your Gmail address and I will give you access to the forum

      March 15, 2014

  • Monique

    Ok so I am over baby season because I have ANOTHER baby shower this day too! Huuh! But I am so thankful for the forum and can't wait to get started. Hopefully, I will make the meetings in April! :)

    March 12, 2014

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