2013 April Meetup #1 A - Early Session

Welcome, writers, new and old!

Come join us with your work and let's share feedback.

You may bring read-along-copies, but it is not required.You may post ahead of time in the "Files" section, although it is not required. Just bring yourself, your written words, if you have them and your ears. Oh, and we ask that if you can afford it, you chip in towards the rent. $5 is the recommended donation, thanks!

The schedule is:

6:15 - 6:30 Meet, chat, get settled in

6:30 We take turns reading our work aloud. It allows for the writer to hear how his/her words sound to others, and allows the listeners/readers to hear how the story was intended by the author. After reading for about ten minutes, everyone present offers feedback and critique. We like to focus on big-picture issues, such as character development, plot points, story potential etc., rather than proper use of commas or other minute details.

Finish: Around 8:30 (Still fine-tuning the schedule!). From around 8:30 - 8:45 we will have a break, and settle in for the late session of the night. You may choose to stay, or take your leave, as fits your needs.

We suggest you bring about 6-10 pages of typed work, double-spaced, or the equivalent (or less). If your short story just happens to be one extra page, we're usually fine, but if it is a section of a larger work, remember that we need time for all members. Many members bring several copies to pass around for reading along- It's helpful, but it is not required.

We invite everyone to participate in reading and critique, but when we have ten or more members, we draw names out of a hat for readers. Sorry, but we do try to give everyone a chance to read, as much as possible. it is also important to remember that every writer is at a different level in their writing career, and not everyone has the same goals. We ask that you please be respectful and timely in your feedback.

We looking forward to hearing what you've been working on!


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  • Andrew M.

    Couldn't make it :(

    April 1, 2013

    • Michele C.

      Sorry we missed you. See you next time!

      April 2, 2013

  • Ron R.

    Not feeling well. Best if I skip this one.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I very much enjoyed this meet-up. Everyone's work was fantastic and engaging in its own way.. thank you all for sharing.. and thank you for your feed back on my preface. I would also like to share that I just started a blog (and will also touch on some of my writing projects). I invite you all to visit www.teresastales.com I have a lot of ideas and random writing projects started as well as still in my head. Again.. thank you for the great meet up.

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Jenny R.

    not feeling well. DARN IT.

    March 31, 2013

  • Thomas B.

    Dogsitting a diabetic pup in Tacoma through next Tuesday. Next one!

    March 27, 2013

  • Sherry

    Writers in this group might be interested in this contest http://blackballoonpublishing.com/contest

    1 · March 26, 2013

    • Michele C.

      Looks interesting - thanks for the heads up!

      March 27, 2013

  • Nicole S.

    I am a maybe. Depends on if I work.

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Michele C.

      Okay, Nicole, that is understandable. Hope to see you there!

      March 19, 2013

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