Our monthly meeting on the third Thursday of the month is dedicated to discussing pieces of writing previously submitted by group members. If you would like for a piece of writing to be reviewed and discussed by the group we ask that you email your writing in word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the first Thursday of the month (i.e. two weeks before our submission meeting). Writers should remove any identifying information from the document.
At this time we are not strictly limiting the quantity of writing that can be submitted, but if your work is long and we have multiple submissions we may break up a work and review it over several meetings. Any genre and form is acceptable. We have had submissions of short stories, novel chapters, poetry and even story outlines.
After the submission deadline writings are then distributed to all members of our group via email. Members should print out each document or bring an electronic device such as a laptop or an iPad to each meeting so that each work can be referenced and discussed. For group members without internet access or printing capabilities the library does offer free access to the internet via public computers and WIFI. Printing is .10 a page for black and white.
Members are responsible for reading each writing before the meeting. Out of respect for your fellow writers, please come prepared. We will not spend time in the meeting reading submitted writings, but instead will jump straight into a discussion. While we understand that emergencies happen, we do expect those who submit for a meeting to be in attendance.
Writers may wish (optional) to bring a few physical copies of their submission for new members so they can follow along.
The following articles may of interest:
Reacting to Other People's Reaction to Your Writing
Responding to Other People's Writing