Welcome to the Sac Sierra Writers Group Monthly Short Read. This meetup is open to all Sac Sierra meetup members. A Short Read allows any writer to bring 3-5 pages of fiction for group feedback. Early draft material is fine. See how many people RSVP'd and bring that many copies.
The group does Short Reads the fourth Thursday of each month (third Thursdays are Deep Dives).
Submittal: Bring 3-5 pages to read and receive feedback. There is no particular requirement other than it is fiction. Order is generally first come first served.
Agenda: 7:00-7:10 Introductions; then dive into the deep end. We like the submitter to read a brief passage, then we go around the table with our prepared (and usually detailed) feedback. Repeat for each submittal. We finish around 9:30.
The Short Read premise: We are novice fiction writers on the path to publication. To get there, we need quality, detailed feedback--honest appraisal of what works and what needs improvement.
At a recent meeting a newcomer remarked that we spent forty minutes on a short read and were only halfway around the table. 'This is taking a long time--how long should this take?'
'As long as it needs,' we all replied.
Enough talk. Come. Make it great. Wire brushing, but soft wire, yeah.