SpecFic Writing Group

Speculative Fiction Writing

Speculative Fiction Writing

Title: SpecFic Writing Group
Location: MadLab
Description: A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2010-07-07
End Time: 21:00

Wow… this group has grown by leaps and bounds in the last month, with lots of new folks getting involved. Our first meeting in July will be Wednesday July 7 (get your writing in by June 30) It’s likely that we won’t have been able to get through the huge amount of material submitted for the June 23rd and will have some still to crit at this meeting. The next one will be Wednesday July 28 (writing in by July 21).

We are still open to new writers who’d like to join. In order to participate in the group you need to email me (my email is my firstname.lastname at gmail dot com) and ask for an invite to the MancSpecFic dropbox folder. This is where we drop off our own writing and pick up other members’ writing to critique. Please get your writing to be critted by the deadline in order to allow people time to read it. We have all agreed to stick to a 3,000 word limit per session, so if you have something longer just break it up between multiple sessions.

We have adopted the Turkey City workshop model, of which more here:http://home.roadrunner.com/~lperson1/TC.html (sorry, this blog won’t let me make with the hyperlinks right now). But the main points are: people can’t say anything while their work is being critted. Comments are offered kindly and respectfully. Members are expected to take the task of critiquing others’ writing as seriously as they take their own work. And people can’t participate in the group unless they are prepared to have their own work critted at least once a month. We will be meeting twice monthly, on Weds evenings from 7-9pm in the top floor of MadLab.

I will be going away to maternityland from early August, so I’ll need to hand over admin duties to someone else for a while.  Please let me know if you’re interested; it really doesn’t involve very much work.

PS: Craig wanted to share this set of short story writing tips he found with the group. Good stuff:

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative/shortstory/

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