What we're about
Hello. If you're a fiction writer in need of a writing group of like-minded individuals - congratulations, you've found it.
At its heart, London Writers' Cafe gives unpublished fiction writers a place to get constructive feedback on their work and learn more about getting published through talks and workshops by professionals.
Our criteria is very simple: you must live in London and be writing fiction. Our writers are at all stages and levels (from start to submissions) so it doesn't matter if you've been writing for years, or just a few months, we're here for everyone and we'd love to meet you. However, all membership requests are reviewed by admins so please answer the questions we've asked - and you'll need to be an approved member before you can RSVP/pay for our sessions. Requests are normally approved within a few days but often faster.
Lastly, we don't believe in groups where everyone is forced to contribute/offer feedback *shudder* so we'll never pressure anyone to read before they're ready. Read more from Lisa on what makes a quality writing group (http://www.publishingtalk.eu/writing/thinking-of-joining-a-writing-group-ask-yourself-these-8-questions-first/).
Reading, Writing & Feedback groups
In our regular writing workshops, members volunteer in advance to read a sample of up to 3,500 words in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Reading spaces are 20-30 minutes long; time enough to read and hear feedback from listeners. Feedback is moderated, constructive and encouraging (we're not in the business of killing dreams). We also have sessions of writing together where nothing is shared and it's all about getting words on the page. See our calendar for full details.
Talks, workshops & socials with professionals
As well as feedback and writing sessions, LWC boasts an array of advice talks with leading professionals (including top Literary Agents, Publishers and Editors), technical writing workshops (characterisation/voice/POV/pacing etc) taught by experts and hosts memorable social events.
For writing competitions, publishing opportunities and invitations to submit work to agents, literary journals and publishers, go here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ldnwriterscafe/). For anything else, contact us or follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/londonwriterscafe) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/@LDNwriterscafe) for inspirational advice, links and events.
We hope to meet you very soon and happy writing!
Lisa & Liz
Follow our tweets @ldnwriterscafe (https://twitter.com/LDNwriterscafe) or connect with writing competitions via our group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ldnwriterscafe/) for extras from our community.
Advertise to our members: If you want to promote a competition or publishing opportunity to our writers, smply join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ldnwriterscafe/) and share your item directly with members. NB: All posts are reviewed by Lisa on their suitability for our writers, some may be rejected if they don't match our needs but bosts we love will then be shared on with delight. For anything else, send our organisers an email. (firstname.lastname@example.org)Thank you!