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The Good Enough Writing Workshop — Peer Feedback &c. (formerly "Shut-up & Write") offers peer-review workshopping sessions where you can share and get feedback on fiction, poetry, or scripts that you’ve been working on. (We are also planning instructional workshops; stay tuned!)

The group is nominally based in Toronto but we welcome people from around the world. If you are serious about writing (whether new or experienced) and are looking to meet and connect with other writers, please join us!

I think it's important to keep in mind that writing can only ever be "good enough." This goes to parenting but, as the Italian proverb said, "l meglio è l'inimico del bene" — the perfect is the enemy of the good (later quoted by Voltaire). As writers, we are too often prevented from doing good work because we don't think it's perfect. It's much easier to improve what is good enough than to improve nothing at all.

You can find more information on how the peer-feedback groups are run on my website:

We ask writers to post their texts ahead of time so people can read and think about them beforehand. We share these texts (etc.) on Dropbox. As such, if you haven't sent me the email associated with your Dropbox account or need a (free) account, please see here:

Don't be shy about dropping by. The idea of workshopping your writing can be frightening so we encourage you to join us before you're ready to share. It's also important to "pay it forward" — no fly-by-nights!

If you have any questions, you can write to me here on Meetup or by sending me a note through the contact form at the foot of the first page of my website, here:

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