Writing Groups: Children's and YABack to all writing groups
Castle Hill Writers’ Group
For writers wishing to gain inspiration and motivation in improving their skills by regular writing and gaining feedback from others. Members will take turns in submitting pieces for critique/feedback with maximum word limits. As this is a new group, members will initially contact each other to work out a format that works best for everyone.
Women Writers Network
We are a combination of prose writers, poets, and playwrights. All at different levels of experience and expertise. All with the desire to become better at what we do. If you wish to read you’ll need to limit your prose to about 1000 words and have about 10 copies for us to edit as you read. Expect from eight to twelve women at any sitting and if all are reading it can be exhausting or impossible to achieve by 4pm. Unless there is great financial hardship, we all put in a gold coin each week. We welcome women writing in any genre at any stage, from just beginning to those who have been published and those struggling to be published. Many of us are a combination of both. The emphasis is on constructive feedback in a friendly, encouraging, but dedicated environment, fostering all stages of writing.
We are all beginners, though some have writing experience in academia and journalism. We are highly supportive of each other’s work, and generate ideas and suggestions for our work/each other’s work. Our aim is to encourage each other to continue writing, to listen and hear about others’ work, and to provide rigorous, respectful and supportive feedback on writing. We are seeking members with a genuine interest in participating in the feedback process and supporting others. We are open to all genres.
Monday Night Children’s Writers
We are a dynamic and supportive group of published and aspiring writers of all genres in the kids’ lit spectrum. We provide a safe space for constructive critiquing, share tips and strategies, information and resources regarding writing and publishing. We celebrate group members’ successes and provide support against setbacks.
Down the Rabbit Hole
Down the Rabbit Hole is made of some published authors and some unpublished. We critique work in the junior/middle grade/YA categories and occasionally have workshopping ideas sessions. Our purpose is to provide an environment that encourages works in progress and to give helpful feedback and support.
Children’s Book Writers
This group provides a forum for critiques, discussion and brainstorming of members’ work, providing a sounding board for ideas. We cover a diverse range of children’s and YA fiction genres.
Tuesday Night Writing for Children
We aim to improve our skills in writing for children. We bring work ranging across picture books, chapter books, middle school and Young Adult for critiquing.
Allsorts Writing Group
We are a supportive, vibrant, intelligent and highly skilled bunch of writers. We write for the desire to create and express our own unique perceptions and voice. Our goal is to support each other and give positive and constructive feedback in a workshop situation. We are open to all work and find the variety stimulating.
A Write of Passage
Friendly feedback given on all work. All genres. Members are looking towards publication.