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DAYTONA AREA FICTION WRITERS (Formerly City Island Fiction Writers/CIFW)
IS SEEKING NEW MEMBERS!

We are a decades-long established group with a revolving membership and set format. Up to twenty written pages each are submitted electronically by two members every week. The rest of the group critiques each submission in advance before our meeting on each Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm at Barnes and Noble on ISB in Daytona. Each attending member gives feedback while the writer listens. Once all feedback has been given, the writer responds and can ask questions. All writers must participate in both critiquing and submitting. Everyone takes a turn in the hot-seat :-) We do provide critiquing guidelines- critiques are intended to be helpful as the writer develops or re-writes their work. Writers are allowed to sign up for a submission spot in advance once every three/four weeks as available.

All fiction is welcome, regardless of form or genre. Be aware that the majority of submissions are novels and short stories, MG, YA, NA, A.

Many writers have evolved through this group into actively publishing both traditionally and independently. DAFW is geared towards the writer working towards publication, but welcomes all fiction writers. You should be mentally prepared for straightforward critique of both story and craft. Please attend a session to get an idea of how DAFW operates and what to expect commitment-wise.

CONTACT Moderator Veronica H. Hart at vhhart@gmail.com to discuss membership.

DAFW has recently become affiliated with the Florida Writers Association.

You do NOT need to be an FWA member to attend.

Upcoming events (5+)

Ready, set, critique!

Barnes & Noble

We are now firmly ensconced at Barnes & Noble at Tanger Square. We meet at 6:30 at the long table near the coffee shop. • What we'll do: Group members will discuss their critiques, which they have completed in advance, of the work submitted by two writers the previous week. One person talks at a time. When the whole group has completed their critiques, each writer can respond with answers for any questions asked and ask for clarification or ask questions regarding any critiques. Previous submissions are always available at a locked site online, currently a closed Yahoo group. • What to bring: Completed critiques, which can be oral, a written response, or comments written directly on a printed copy of the submission. The written comments or critiques are given to each of the submitting writers at the end of the meeting so that they can refer to them later. Submitting writers probably want a pen and paper or copy of their own submissions to jot down notes or questions as the group discusses their work. • Important to know: Members should read the submissions completely and prepare their critique in advance of the meeting time. The schedule is available every week for writers to sign up for critique slots. Each writer can sign up once every three to four weeks depending on the number of requests. EVERY group member is required to sign up for critique at least once every eight to ten weeks and every writer scheduled for critique must attend and critique others at least twice in the month preceding their own.

Ready, set, critique!

Barnes & Noble

We are now firmly ensconced at Barnes & Noble at Tanger Square. We meet at 6:30 at the long table near the coffee shop. • What we'll do: Group members will discuss their critiques, which they have completed in advance, of the work submitted by two writers the previous week. One person talks at a time. When the whole group has completed their critiques, each writer can respond with answers for any questions asked and ask for clarification or ask questions regarding any critiques. Previous submissions are always available at a locked site online, currently a closed Yahoo group. • What to bring: Completed critiques, which can be oral, a written response, or comments written directly on a printed copy of the submission. The written comments or critiques are given to each of the submitting writers at the end of the meeting so that they can refer to them later. Submitting writers probably want a pen and paper or copy of their own submissions to jot down notes or questions as the group discusses their work. • Important to know: Members should read the submissions completely and prepare their critique in advance of the meeting time. The schedule is available every week for writers to sign up for critique slots. Each writer can sign up once every three to four weeks depending on the number of requests. EVERY group member is required to sign up for critique at least once every eight to ten weeks and every writer scheduled for critique must attend and critique others at least twice in the month preceding their own.

Ready, set, critique!

Barnes & Noble

We are now firmly ensconced at Barnes & Noble at Tanger Square. We meet at 6:30 at the long table near the coffee shop. • What we'll do: Group members will discuss their critiques, which they have completed in advance, of the work submitted by two writers the previous week. One person talks at a time. When the whole group has completed their critiques, each writer can respond with answers for any questions asked and ask for clarification or ask questions regarding any critiques. Previous submissions are always available at a locked site online, currently a closed Yahoo group. • What to bring: Completed critiques, which can be oral, a written response, or comments written directly on a printed copy of the submission. The written comments or critiques are given to each of the submitting writers at the end of the meeting so that they can refer to them later. Submitting writers probably want a pen and paper or copy of their own submissions to jot down notes or questions as the group discusses their work. • Important to know: Members should read the submissions completely and prepare their critique in advance of the meeting time. The schedule is available every week for writers to sign up for critique slots. Each writer can sign up once every three to four weeks depending on the number of requests. EVERY group member is required to sign up for critique at least once every eight to ten weeks and every writer scheduled for critique must attend and critique others at least twice in the month preceding their own.

Ready, set, critique!

Barnes & Noble

We are now firmly ensconced at Barnes & Noble at Tanger Square. We meet at 6:30 at the long table near the coffee shop. • What we'll do: Group members will discuss their critiques, which they have completed in advance, of the work submitted by two writers the previous week. One person talks at a time. When the whole group has completed their critiques, each writer can respond with answers for any questions asked and ask for clarification or ask questions regarding any critiques. Previous submissions are always available at a locked site online, currently a closed Yahoo group. • What to bring: Completed critiques, which can be oral, a written response, or comments written directly on a printed copy of the submission. The written comments or critiques are given to each of the submitting writers at the end of the meeting so that they can refer to them later. Submitting writers probably want a pen and paper or copy of their own submissions to jot down notes or questions as the group discusses their work. • Important to know: Members should read the submissions completely and prepare their critique in advance of the meeting time. The schedule is available every week for writers to sign up for critique slots. Each writer can sign up once every three to four weeks depending on the number of requests. EVERY group member is required to sign up for critique at least once every eight to ten weeks and every writer scheduled for critique must attend and critique others at least twice in the month preceding their own.

Past events (64)

Ready, set, critique!

Barnes & Noble

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