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Critique session
Do you have a novel chapter, a short story, a poem, a memoir section or other writing you'd like a feedback on? Join us to get new, original feedback that gets the writing juices flowing. Before every meeting 3 people (waitlist allowed) will submit a short story, section of a novel or other work to be reviewed (up to 10-12 double spaced pages, max. 3000 words). Come prepared to give written and verbal feedback on others' work as well as receive feedback on your own. Open to all, but limited to 3 each session on a first come first serve basis. How to submit: Announce that you want to submit in the comment to the meetup. Upload your file to the Google Drive folder of this group no later than Saturday a week before the meetup https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bx8rGOAKn4sfRnM1Y0FFTjZRNTQ If you fail to submit on time (Saturday before the meetup), you will lose your spot for submission and will be banned from submitting for three following sessions. If all three spots are taken, but you have a piece you would like feedback on, feel free to put yourself in the waitlist. Double-space your manuscript, Times New Roman, 12 font. Remember to put your name, your email and the name of your manuscript on every page. Number the pages. Max. submission is 10 pages. How to give feedback: Download or access the submissions through the link mentioned above - it's the same for submitters and critiquers. For first-timers, here's a useful checklist for how to critique https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx8rGOAKn4sfRmppUVpIV29kdW8 And here's an example of giving a useful critique: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx8rGOAKn4sfZXFxWFNlSGNrWWc General guidelines: 1) Be gentle but honest. Remember it might be intimidating for a writer to open their work for others. Use "sandwich" technique: a commenter begins by saying something he/she likes about the piece, then goes on to point out what can be improved, and finishes up with another positive comment—sandwiching the improvement suggestion between two positives. 2) Bring printed version with your comments or make sure the author gets a digital version of your feedback. 3) Keep your verbal feedback reasonably short and focus on the main topics: characters, plot or plot holes, themes, voice, etc. Avoid commenting grammar, commas and misspellings (they will be in your written feedback anyway). Read more here: http://files.meetup.com/19822337/Everybody's%20a%20critic%20-%20Bridget%20McKenna.pdf (http://files.meetup.com/19822337/Everybody%27s%20a%20critic%20-%20Bridget%20McKenna.pdf) That's about it! Let's help each other become better writers! IMPORTANT: we have a strict no no-shows policy! If you did not show up 2 times, I'll have to kick you out of the group! Often there is a waiting list to participate in the meetup, and you are stealing away a place for someone who wants to be there. If you can't come, change your RSVP in advance and give others your empty chair!

Centrale Bibliotheek Rotterdam

Hoogstraat 110 · Rotterdam

RSVP's sluiten op: 18-10-2018
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Have you ever thought "Some day I will write a book?" Or have you already written one? Are you a poet, on paper on in soul? Do you enjoy blogging?

Come and meet other experienced and beginning writers like yourself who are struggling with all the same issues you face when looking at a blank page. Be sure to bring something you would like to share with the group. Maybe something you have written or writing that inspires you.

Bring along a pen and paper or your laptop. We'll do writing prompts, those who want will share, and those who want will give feedback. Some meetings will also be dedicated purely to critique sessions. The group will motivate and inspire you to write!

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