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South Seattle Fiction Writers (http://seattlewritinggroup.com) 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.

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Online Thousand-Word Thursday!

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This meeting will use Skype. (link below)

We're going to be experimenting with short scene critiques. Anyone can bring in a scene up to approximately 1,000 words to read at the meeting.

Please come with specific, focused questions you'd like answered on your piece.

Be prepared to share your document on the screen and then read aloud.

Then we'll all give feedback. That's it! easy-peasy. People who just want to critique welcome. No pressure to submit at all!

Writing and Critique Meetup

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Due to the recent uptick in Covid, we've decided to switch these meetings back to Online only. We hope to get back to in person meetings/Hybrid soon, but until further notice, we'll just be on Skype. Please follow the link below and RSVP to participate

online link is:
https://join.skype.com/RJUPtiuuzWCS

(backup hangout link)
https://hangouts.google.com/call/0m1CGaHcpEuKRHhYJXXHAGEE?no_rd

This meetup is designed to help new and experienced authors work on their (~5000 word) novel chapters, short stories, poetry, 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. You'll find the submission upload site within. Contact/PM 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't 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/

Alpha/Beta-Read Monday

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This meeting is Online only and will use Skype (see link below)

This is a monthly meeting where we meet and discuss a full novel-length project.

This can be either:

Alpha read (novel that is still a little rough but complete-needs development help)

Beta Read (Novel that is in the final stages just before professional line/copy editing)

We can also use this time for a book-club style meeting where we will discuss either a writing technique book/system or perhaps just discuss a novel we all read for pleasure. Details will be worked out the month before.

This meeting will be split by discussing/arranging meetings for discussing previous month's offering:

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Our (insert previous month) submission was :

(Insert title/author here)

Input will be gathered via interviews after completion, contact the author at:

(insert email here)

To set up an interview (approximately 30-45 minutes)

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Our (insert current month) submission will be:

(Insert title/author here)

Input will be gathered in much the same way, contact the author at:

(insert Author contact here)

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Private message Dan or Olin to get access to the current project if you need it.

Submitters should plan on reading at least two previous submissions before expecting their work to be presented on a given month.

Online Thousand-Word Thursday!

Link visible for attendees

This meeting will use Skype. (link below)

We're going to be experimenting with short scene critiques. Anyone can bring in a scene up to approximately 1,000 words to read at the meeting.

Please come with specific, focused questions you'd like answered on your piece.

Be prepared to share your document on the screen and then read aloud.

Then we'll all give feedback. That's it! easy-peasy. People who just want to critique welcome. No pressure to submit at all!

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