What we're about

Thanks for your interest in our group! We are OPEN to new members. If you would like to join us, please request to join through MeetUp and send a message to the organizer (Zoe) with an introduction that includes...

+ your experience as a writer

+ a brief summary of your work-in-progress

+ your experience with critique groups

+ anything else we should know about you!

What you should know about our group:

+ We are fun, positive, and encouraging. This is a space to grow and learn as a writer. This group has met regularly since February 2018.

+ This is a critique group, not a generative writing group. When we meet, we discuss the works in progress of the members of our group. We usually discuss about 20 double-spaced pages (8,000 words or less) of a manuscript.

+ We do not do full manuscript reviews and, generally, we do not write together as a group.

+ We are writers for young adult and middle grade audiences. Our books are for readers ages 10-18, approximately. If you write for adult audiences, this isn't the group for you.

+ If you are just getting started or if you are not sure if your book is YA/MG, please take some time to read THE MAGIC WORDS by Cheryl B. Klein. It's a great starter resource for folks who are interested in writing for young people. (For example, YA is not a genre, it's an audience. Genres would include things like mystery, romance, science fiction, realist drama, etc. We expect members of this group to know the audience of their work in progress [young adult or middle grade] and genre).

+ We meet face-to-face twice a month in the evenings in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle at a coffee shop near the Link light rail stop.

+ We use Slack to arrange meetings, share documents, and communicate. New to Slack? No problem, we can show you the ropes!

+ Questions? Just ask!

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