Serious about writing genre fiction? A supportive writers group of 5 to 7 people that meets twice a month is forming right now!
Each member commits to producing work to be reviewed once a month and reviewing other members' work. Preferred genres are fantasy and sci-fi, possibly romance and mystery, with emphasis is on quality of writing and caliber of feedback rather than specific genre. Members are driven toward publishing or other professional level, and support each other toward this end. Group intentions: 1 a safe space to wrestle with wild ideas, 2 honesty and respect, 3 equal talking time among members. Group will meet in a regular location in Walnut Creek.
We meet every other week and submit work 1-2 times per month and each member all provides feedback on submissions. We have guidelines for feedback sessions and encourage writers to bring a tutorial or other insight on writing to start meeting.
More details: The goal is to create a productive group, where we do the draft work on our time. Meetings enforce due dates because we have people who are following our story and can help develop or polish as we go along. Can be in depth criticism, if writer wants, but main focus is accountability toward getting a novel or short story finished. We are creating a professional work space for those who aren't professional - yet.