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Read/critique fiction/creative non-fiction

Submit your work at the site ("Here"), or go to the Meetup toolbar: More-->Files, for us to download and read: any narrative, whether fiction or non-fiction (chapter, excerpts, essays, memoir, whole or finished). Please keep the word count to 5,000 words or less. Submit by Monday, Apr 7.

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  • Gerard P.

    Awesome! Thanks Jenn for pulling together this critique and all the time you put in on the written comments. Thanks Jim, Sam, Luke, Sabrina, and Mark for all the great feedback! Gerard

    3 · April 12, 2014

    • Sabrina

      Thanks everyone for the awesome feedback and thanks Gerard for the email of notes. It was so organized and helpful.

      2 · April 13, 2014

  • Jennifer N.

    FYI, I uploaded a reformatted version for Mark which is double-spaced and smaller text size. (sorry Mark, I just want to make sure everyone will be able to read!) See http://files.meetup.com/2849202/temp_formatted.docx

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Jennifer N.

    Looking forward to tomorrow! If you can, please arrive 15 minutes early so that you can buy snacks and/or drinks from the lovely Caffe Greco. Gerard and I will arrive earlier to get us a table. Look a table of writers with pages ready for the critique!

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • jbeach

    FYI, just printed out "Bhutan Memoir". I had to guess at the file extension - it's .pdf . So if you're on Windows or another platform and it's not printing, just download it and add ".pdf" to the end of the file. Once it's renamed as such, there shouldn't be any problem reading and printing it.

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    From Luke to everyone, I changed my file from .odt to the rich text format, so now you will be able to read my entry for what it's worth. And I'll be reading your entry! Have a nice day.

    1 · April 8, 2014

    • jbeach

      Thanks. : ) FYI, for future reference, I've found what tends to work best is .doc . iPads and Android tablets tend to have unpredictable problems with RTF. Just something I've noticed from other writing groups, do with as you will. : )

      April 11, 2014

  • Jennifer N.

    Hi writers,

    Thanks for submitting! Wow, I am impressed with the volume!

    Due to the number, I am expecting we'll take about 15 minutes or so for each piece so that we can get through it all.

    For this Saturday, please take the time to read the 7 submissions located here: http://www.meetup.com/sanfranciscowriters-com/files/

    1. Jetback Princess [first two chapters]
    Sam Blake

    2. Zargon, the alien from the planet Zernfat
    Luke Casipe
    (I know a few people couldn't read the .odt file earlier, let us know if you can't get to it)

    3. New ending to novel
    Mark

    4. A Bhutan Memoir
    Sabrina

    5. Awakening
    Jenn Ng

    6. "Honey I Wanna Make a Movie"
    Gerard Pizaro

    7. A section from a novel
    Jbeach

    Looking forward to Saturday!


    Best,
    Jennifer

    April 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Schedule changed at the last minute! Should be able to make it now. I'll submit a lil' bit o' sup'm.

    April 8, 2014

    • Gerard P.

      No worries, Sam. Send over whenever you're ready.

      April 8, 2014

    • Gerard P.

      Cool, it's up. I'll check it out

      April 8, 2014

  • Ania

    I am working on a piece now that I'd like to submit. is there a cutoff for submissions, or suggested date to make sure everyone has a chance to read?
    Thanks!

    March 31, 2014

  • Jennifer N.

    This is the final reminder to submit something for our meetup this Saturday! I am uploading my short story as we speak.

    Submit here: http://www.meetup.com/sanfranciscowriters-com/files/

    April 7, 2014

    • Sabrina

      I just uploaded mine as PDF doc. Is that OK?

      April 7, 2014

    • Jennifer N.

      Yes, that's totally fine, Sabrina. I opened the PDF and it works for me. I know that some folks prefer editable files so that they can adjust the text size for readability especially on printouts. Please speak up if you need it!

      April 7, 2014

  • jbeach

    I'm in it, and would love to submit too. Presuming there's still room, I'll do so tonight.
    Thanks!

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Gerard P.

    Jennifer and I are hosting this one on a Saturday afternoon per Writers tradition. Anyone open for weekdays, early afternoon, either Monday through Thursday for future read/critique meetups?

    March 10, 2014

    • Gerard P.

      Hi Sam, I'm thinking on Thursdays 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM spaced out every 2-3 weeks over the next few months. Could you co-event host just in case I can't make it? Thanks, Gerard

      March 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think I should be able to do that.

      March 13, 2014

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