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Orange County - Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Group
Fantasy / Science Fiction Writers Group This is a private critique group but we are open to new members. Making the group selective helps to foster a healthy and constructive atmosphere of mutual feedback. If you're interested in joining, contact me (Joy) and tell me about yourself and your writing. No commitment required: if it sounds like you'll be a good fit, come for one session and see how well it works! WHAT TO BRING: Bring anything in the realm of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy writing and get ready for some in-depth critique. Specifically, bring 4-10 double-spaced pages of your original work that you want critiqued, with page numbers. Bring enough copies for all the RSVPs in the group. Consider checking the list before you come because we sometimes get late adds/cancels. You don't have to bring something every week, but we want to read your stuff, so bring something! It doesn't matter if you have just an outline or want to brainstorm for a new idea, we want to know what's on your BRAIN! We want to encourage each other to create and help in the brainstorming process. If you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy, you will love this group. Please be sure to contact me by Monday at noon. That way I can be sure to update the RSVP list and everyone can bring enough copies for all who attend. Note that in the event that there are only two people signed up for a meetup, it will probably be canceled, so check back before driving out. (However, there might be other people coming who aren't on the list.)

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What we're about

"The dreamers of the day are dangerous people.

For they dream their dreams with open eyes, and make them come true.”

~D.H. Lawrence

Poets and Dreamers

Featured in CBS Los Angeles as a best resource for writers, between our three related groups, Poets and Dreamers thrives as a multi-faceted circle of over one thousand professional and creative writers who gather throughout Southern California. Our vibrant, active circle represents established and aspiring authors of commercial fiction, non-fiction, memoir, romance, crime and legal fiction, short fiction, screenplays, literary fiction, historical fiction, professional communications, poetry, and more. Within the many specialized circles that meet, our in-depth discussions inspire a brilliant exchange of literary insights, and ultimately, the fruition of our dreams as writers.

Poets and Dreamers Literary and Fine Arts Journal (http://www.poetsanddreamers.com)

Best Resource for Writers - CBS Los Angeles (http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-resources-for-aspiring-writers-in-oc/)

Our Process:

-Our writers gather weekly or bi-weekly as professional, cohesive groups to collaborate on the craft.

-We encourage wise creative experimentation while drawing on the collective genius of our literary masters.

-We devote a generous amount of time to in-depth exploration of each writer's work.

-Viable works-in-progress and a commitment to interact positively/professionally are crucial.

-Our main goal: to support thriving groups that work together wisely, positively and productively through the process of completion, revision and publication.

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Our Status:

We look forward to working with you as you establish and meet your goals as a writer.
Important elements you should bring to the group:

-Writing background and/or an intense desire to create great works
-Viable work(s)-in-progress
-Commitment to interact positively and exchange critiques in a professional format.

If you would like to take part as a crucial contributor to this intensive, collaborative experience, join our creative circle today and work with us!

Please also consider joining us at our two additional sites:

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Anne Tammel

Owner of Poets and Dreamers: Authors and Writers of Southern California

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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