Memphis Freethought Alliance Writers’ Club Guidelines:
• The Memphis Freethought Alliance Writers’ Club is a club to help freethinkers and other writers with their written works intended for print publication, including essays, books, letters to the editors, and so forth.
•Civil critiques of each author's writings will be encouraged with the intention of polishing the individual writer's ideas and writing.
•Discussions or work that is shared electronically or during a meeting will be confidential and is not to leave the group unless the author gives specific permission. Creative and clearly thought out ideas are protected within the group. This group will not violate the creativity or plagiarize another author’s work. However, people’s ideas may overlap and one author may generate ideas from other authors (or ideas similar to another author).
•Group or personal issues (complaints, etc.,) should be expressed to the facilitator (or MFA Officer) to work towards a resolution.
•Authors will commit to submit their writings and support others during their writing process.
•Honest and genuine constructive feedback must support the author (but not necessarily his or her ideas) in a well-intended, friendly manner and build on strengths rather than focus on weaknesses.
•While each author will be given credit for his or her work, the Memphis Freethought Alliance Writers’ Club appreciates any warranted recognition that would improve the writers’ club through advertisement and so forth.