What we're about

South Seattle Fiction Writers is a writing and critique group for people in the south end of the greater Seattle metro, all skill levels are welcome. We strive to provide support to both new and established fiction writers.

Upcoming events (5+)

Writing and Critique Meetup

DELRIDGE Uptown Espresso

This meetup is designed to help new and experienced authors work on their novel chapters, short stories, poetry, screenplays, etc. Although we take our writing seriously... ourselves, not so much :-) Newcomers and all attendees are always welcome, whether they're submitting or not. We often meet socially to discuss writing and the business of writing before and after the official start and end times. When we have a full house and six submissions, this meetup can go as long as 10:00pm but usually ends at or before 9:00. All submitters should plan on staying for the entire meeting. Full submission guidelines here - read them carefully! (Newcomers should check the Submission Guidelines out below and find the submission upload site within. Contact leadership for the password): Submission Guidlines (http://www.meetup.com/South-Seattle-Writers/messages/boards/thread/30390722) We take turns going through the files, giving feedback and critique of the files upload for that meeting After the submission discussions and if we have time, we'll delve into writing related topics- publishing, story ideas, recommendations, etc. If you have questions, please don'e hesitate to contact Dan or Olin. Here's a long-form explanation of how our critique sessions work: Milford Style Critique (http://cascadewriters.com/milford-style-workshopping/)

Bi-Weekly Skill Building Fellowship

DELRIDGE Uptown Espresso

A series of mini-exercises to help build our skills as Fiction Writers. Beginners and experienced authors equally welcome! MAKING LISTS: Ray Bradbury (and other writers) loved to use lists as a way of tapping into his unconscious. He would make lists of random nouns, whatever came to mind, and then he would look for patterns. He says this helped him reconnect with his childhood love of carnivals, rockets ships, dinosaurs and other things that feature in his work. This week we're going to make three lists. Write as quickly as you can, try not to overthink, make a list of anywhere from ten to twenty items on each list. Nouns seem to work best, but there are no hard and fast rules. LIST ONE is things you love, things that fill you with joy and happiness. GO. Now, LIST TWO is things you hate, things that irritate you, disgust you, make you nauseous, make you angry. GO. Finally, LIST THREE is things that frighten you, terrify you, fill you with fear. GO. Now, look back over your lists. What items have the most energy, positive and negative? Write a scene which incorporates at least one item from each list. As usual, aim for 750 words. Hard copies appreciated but not mandatory. Come prepared to share your opinions or gather advice or just grab some good coffee or tea with excellent company. Good luck!

Writing and Critique Meetup

DELRIDGE Uptown Espresso

This meetup is designed to help new and experienced authors work on their novel chapters, short stories, poetry, screenplays, etc. Although we take our writing seriously... ourselves, not so much :-) Newcomers and all attendees are always welcome, whether they're submitting or not. We often meet socially to discuss writing and the business of writing before and after the official start and end times. When we have a full house and six submissions, this meetup can go as long as 10:00pm but usually ends at or before 9:00. All submitters should plan on staying for the entire meeting. Full submission guidelines here - read them carefully! (Newcomers should check the Submission Guidelines out below and find the submission upload site within. Contact leadership for the password): Submission Guidlines (http://www.meetup.com/South-Seattle-Writers/messages/boards/thread/30390722) We take turns going through the files, giving feedback and critique of the files upload for that meeting After the submission discussions and if we have time, we'll delve into writing related topics- publishing, story ideas, recommendations, etc. If you have questions, please don'e hesitate to contact Dan or Olin. Here's a long-form explanation of how our critique sessions work: Milford Style Critique (http://cascadewriters.com/milford-style-workshopping/)

Bi-Weekly Skill Building Fellowship

DELRIDGE Uptown Espresso

A series of mini-exercises to help build our skills as Fiction Writers. Beginners and experienced authors equally welcome! PROMPT TO BE ANNOUNCED As usual, aim for 750 words. Hard copies appreciated but not mandatory. Come prepared to share your opinions or gather advice or just grab some good coffee or tea with excellent company. Good luck!

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Bi-Weekly Skill Building Fellowship

DELRIDGE Uptown Espresso

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