What we're about

The purpose of the Cincinnati Fiction Writers group is to bring together individuals who want to strengthen their writing with the goal of publishing. Whether you are already published, currently working on a novel or short story, or would like to get to work, there is a seat for you at our table. You are welcome to join us in this journey.

We meet for online critique sessions on the first and third Mondays each month. We meet in person (subject to pandemic conditions) for social sessions on the second and fourth Mondays. Attendance is fluid; come when you can.

There are no fees, but, since Meetup is not free, the organizers are open to modest contributions. Let us know. But it really isn't about the money.

Each meeting we look at up to two (2) writers' work.  We prefer unpublished material that you are preparing for publication. We'll read ten (10) pages, double-spaced, aloud, and then discuss. The focus of critique is to improve the writing. Make it stronger. You will encounter writing that is not your genre, but we have found this sharpens your awareness of what works and what does not. Writing fiction is a craft you must work on.

Before submitting for critique we highly encourage new members to learn how the process works in order to get the most from it.

Those chosen to present send their pages to the organizer approximately one week ahead of time for preparation. No one is required to present or to participate in discussion. It's OK to just come and listen. Really, that's totally okay. We look forward to meeting you.

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The Dead Poet's Critique

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Matsudaira Katamori died on December 5, 1983. He was a samurai and was the 9th generation Daimyo to Head the Aizu Clan. He was also a calligraphy poet. Or so they say.

In any case, in memory of dead poets everywhere, you may wish to volunteer 10 double-spaced pages of your own new or recently edited fiction, which needs constructive feedback. You know, because we all need constructive feedback. Lord knows that I do.

Let the admins know that you would like to present by commenting or direct messaging here, or at our Facebook group.

No need for the rest of us to do anything except: RSVP, Attend, Hear the Pages, Share the Thoughts, and Help the Writers.

See you all then! Long Live Critique!!!


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