Bring a short story or novel chapter to read aloud and we'll give you instant round-robin critiques. We are a friendly group which welcomes writers at all levels of experience.
We meet in the conference room in the Starbucks at the corner of Hurstbourne and Shelbyville.
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For the most part, it was a blast. The sheer variety of the stories and writing styles kept it pretty entertaining, and I loved hearing the writers share their stories. If you love sf/f (or horror), you are in good company here. I recommend coming early to get a good seat, and be ready to get invested in the stories. I think I feel compelled to go back just to know what progress has been made in the stories, especially because some of them are fascinating!
1 · August 8, 2013
As you can see, as compulsive-neurotic, I often repeat myself....
0 · August 7, 2013
Good to be back with the "wild bunch." Many of the participants and contributors are clearly at least borderline schizophrenics who are not taking their medications - but that just serves to put scifi and fantasy on a wonderful overdrive! My next short story will be called "The Phantom Vagina Syndrome." Thanks to all for the inspiration. Each work was accepted on its own terms and criticism - though often laced with sarcasm and humor - was always good-hearted and well-intentioned. I learned a lot about how to improve my writing. As a start I'm going off of my medications and terminating my shock treatment therapy.....,
Had to blog about it...http://jpchapleau.blogspot.com/... Thanks again everyone!
2 · August 7, 2013
Great! I learned a lot. Was never more excited about doing a major re-write. Will attend again to become a better writer. Great advice! Fun stories too
1 · August 7, 2013
I will have a few pages of a mini novel with me...
Sounds good. We generally like a short synopsis of the work, you know, just a quick break down to orient us, and we maintain a 4000 word maximum, so everyone gets to read. There's no minumum limit that I know of.
I was limiting it to 1100words and was worried it might be too long... good. Can't wait
So this is being held @ Quill's Coffee, correct?
0 · August 6, 2013
Yes! And don't be fooled by the meetup site. The start time is actually 6:30!!! We have trouble updating the site.
Where will this be held?
0 · August 5, 2013
Quills coffe Baxter ave. we are upstairs. Ignore the area closed sign.
Thx Meg. As a Louisville noob is there parking nearby?
Ah ha. An astute question. Personally I would NOT park on Baxter avenue proper. Risky. They have funny toeing ticketing rules, but there are a wealth of surrounding side streets that run perpendicular to Baxter. I usually park down the one next to outlook inn (I think that's the name of that bar). I don't know if quills itself has parking.
I will not be able to attend the meeting on the 7th due to complications I am having from the surgery I had on July 26th, but I should be able to make it to the next one.
0 · July 31, 2013
Depending on location & work...
0 · July 20, 2013
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