Located in South Austin, this group is for women who write and want constructive, positive feedback on their work. We don't tell you how to write, but give you the writer's perspective on what you've written. We are here to improve our skills both as writers and as critiquers. We support one another, encouraging and cheering on our writing careers. So whether you are new to writing or a seasoned writer, we welcome your participation. <br>
All genres of writing are welcome, with the exceptions+ of erotica and poetry. <br>
Critiquing is a skill that all of us can do in a positive and honest way. The feedback that you will receive is invaluable. We all know that our writing is personal. It is your baby and so we give you the insights on what needs work and what works well.
The meeting format:
First presentation - handouts from one presenter are read, silently by the group. Group members make written notes of what they like in the piece, what is unclear, what they wish they knew more about. Always start with the positive. (about 15 minutes)
Verbal Critique - one by one, we tell the presenter about the critique comments. No one speaks at this time but the critiquer. (2 minutes per person)
Verbal Response - Now the presenter has the opportunity to respond to the critique questions and comments. (3 minutes) Everyone gives back to the presenter the copy of the work with their written critique.
Then we repeat until all presentations have been reviewed.