What we're about
We're a local writers group based in Keller, TX that provides critiques, support, education, and networking to both published and aspiring authors in all genres of writing. We meet the SECOND and LAST Sunday of the month at 2pm at the Keller Police Department on Rufe Snow.
Annual dues are $35 (via check or cash in person, mailing address provided upon request). Dues include:
°Free admission to our meetings (2nd and last Sunday of every month).
°Online critique, as well as in person critique sessions at our meetings.
°Full access to the website and all of the great information, tips, and posts from members.
°A quarterly newsletter full of information and articles on writing, including contests and industry news.
°The ability to contribute articles, reviews, personal promotion, etc. to the newsletter.
°The ability to use the group's blog or twitter to showcase your writing and books.
If you'd like to visit a meeting, the first is free, and each subsequent meeting has a $5 fee. After attending a meeting if you'd like a full membership, we will apply your fee towards full Membership and you will only owe the difference.
Our Mission Is To: ~ promote every member.
~ help members reach their goal of being published.
~ encourage members who just want to write.
~ critique members’ work and help them make it the best it can be.
~ present speakers who are published authors and professionals in fields members’ write
~ give presentations on the different mechanics of writing.
~ encourage the writer's journey and promote success!
What To Bring to the Critique Meetings:
~Any manuscript you'd like feedback.
~Limit your scene read to 8 double spaced typed pages. You will be given a max of 8min to read. This will be followed by 2 minute critiques from each member present.
~Please bring 5-6 copies of your pages. Critique partners make notes on the copies as you read. The copies will be returned to you after the critique.
~No interruptions during critiques. If there are any questions, please save for the end of the critique.
~Dues paying members of GFWW are given first priority for oral readings/critiques. If non-members want to read, they will have to pay a guest fee before the opportunity to read.
~If time remains at the end of all critiques, you may read additional pages if your critique partners want to stay.
~Please be courteous to all attendees and refrain from using harsh language or mean-spirited comments during writing feedback. GFW Writers is a safe haven for writers and their work; we aim only to be constructive.
~Grin and bear it during oral critiques, unless someone asks you a specific question. If you desire a more in-depth critique, please join the online critique portion. We want to help you improve.