What we're about
We are a collection of writers of all experience levels and styles who meet up every week to critique each other's writing and discuss writing advice.
Every other week is a critique session, to give everyone a chance to give and receive feedback. We value creative critique and endeavor to be supportive and encouraging to all our members. Some of us are working on publishing novels, some of us are just trying to develop a more regular writing habit.
1. Don't be an asshole.
2. Access to the GoogleDoc is given at or after your first Meetup that you attend in person. This allows the group to control access to the content. To take advantage of this rule, we recommend coming the the Writer's Discussion Group first and then attending your first Critique session.
3. TRIGGER WARNINGS - If you write about certain topics: Graphic Violence, Rape/Non-Con, Incest, Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, Body Horror etc. You MUST warn the group with a TRIGGER WARNING at the top of your piece. Our group is open to all writers and content, but we also give our writers the right to avoid reading topics that may cause PTSD flashbacks.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a BAN
4. Supportive Critiquing and Discussion - Provide and respond to critiques in a tone that is supportive and communicates good faith. We encourage disagreements and clarifications that lead to friendly discussion and learning. But this is possible only in an environment where every individual feels welcome. Our group caters to people of diverse skill-levels, from beginners to experts. Hence, refrain from any form of intimidation, competitive bullying or personal insults. We follow a three-strike policy regarding this.