Weekly Share & Critique
Let's meet up and critique each other's latest work!
Make sure you bring several copies of your work to the meeting so we can read them and give each other feedback. It's good to submit them to the email address ([masked]) a few days in advance also.
Please write about one or more of the following themes or about a theme of your own. Extra kudos if you can gel all four prompts into a single narrative. Some of these prompts are from http://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts, which has lots of other interesting prompts.
The Christmas Present
The protagonist switches awareness with the author
Write a piece in some way regarding this painting. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caravaggio_-_Taking_of_Christ_-_Dublin.jpg) (The Taking of Christ (Caravaggio))
Same re this piece of music. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R90vDLHGs1Q) (Henryk Gorecki - Symphony No. 3: II. Lento E Largo - Tranquillissimo)
6 word stories welcome!
Formats and word counts
Please bring along several copies of around 300 words (max. 500) to the meeting.
If you find the 500 word limit too short you can submit longer pieces to the email address, and just bring along copies of the first page or an excerpt of your favorite part (up to 500 words), which will provide a focal point for the critique.
These pieces shouldn't be longer than 2,500 words and should be submitted around a week in advance so that people will have time to read them.
If you're working on something longer than 2,500 words, and you want to get feedback on it, you can submit it to the email address, but it may not be read in it's entirety as people probably won't have the time. Be sure to bring along an excerpt to the meeting so people can critique your style etc.
The best file formats to submit writing to the gmail account are .doc .rtf and .pdf format. This is to make sure everyone can read it on whatever device they're using.
Finally, if you would like anything else critiqued, you can send digital versions of drawings, paintings, recorded music, videos or anything else to the email address. Alternatively you can send links to particular original material hosted on websites such as flickr (http://www.flickr.com/), soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/) or youtube (http://www.youtube.com/) or put them in the comments below and we'll talk about them at the meetup.
You can submit your work to the gmail address [masked], at least a few days prior to the meeting. (Even still, it's good to bring along several copies or excerpts to the meetup so we can read it on the night.)
Before the meeting, you can login to the gmail account and read what other people have submitted.
You can access it by going to http://gmail.com in your web browser. If you are already signed in to gmail, you may need to sign out first. The password for the account is "published".
If you're just considering being a writer and/or want to attend this meetup without bringing along any material, you're more than welcome.
Looking forward to meeting up!