What we're about

All aspiring and published writers of fiction meet in person to learn from each other how to create well-crafted stories. We get together a couple of times a month to read and critique each other's efforts; also, we may have wisdom talks and socratic discussions on relevant topics, and social gatherings. This is strictly non-commercial; no member of this group will charge a fee for profit; if there are common expenses, please pitch in to share the costs.

Upcoming events (1)

Critique meeting, RSVP please!

Smith's Marketplace

Check the meetup announcement for the location of this event!

Same, usual format: read your material aloud to all participants. Or come for a brainstorming session on plotting, character development, any other relevant topic. No material to present? Your contribution is always welcome anyway--come and shatter that writer's block!

Historically, email submissions have been minimal -- I suspect that will not change. There will be verbal feedback in any case. If you submit, plain text or PDF files are the accepted formats, as they provide a very low chance for malicious content. No Microsoft Word (the .doc family variety) files please!

See the group message board for details. General submission guideline: about 3 pages of content, 12-point proportional font, 1.5 line spacing. That makes it[masked] words or so. Shorter is OK. Longer, well, it depends... Again: no material, no problem: come and share time.

Constructive feedback, advice, and suggestions for improvement are always welcome. C U soon.

Past events (62)

Critique meeting, RSVP please!

Smith's Marketplace

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