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Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group
We are a friendly group of emerging and professional writers who meet monthly to provide critical and constructive feedback on each other’s work. Our aim is to support members in shaping and developing their writing into forms suitable for presentation to agents/publishers, and to share knowledge and experience. We are seeking likeminded, enthusiastic, emerging writers who can attend regularly and are actively writing in the speculative genre. We welcome both published and unpublished writers.
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 committed members with a genuine interest in participating in the feedback process and supporting others. We are open to all genres and all skill levels are welcome.
Tuesday Night Writing for Children
We aim to improve our skills in writing for children, by critiquing each other’s work. We bring work ranging across picture books, chapter books, middle school and Young Adult. We are looking for anyone who is interested in improving their skills in writing for children.
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 practice ‘raw’ or spontaneous writing. We each select one word from a selection of words and then write in any genre for 25-30 minutes. We then read our work aloud with the aim of encouraging and enthusing the writer by making positive and constructive comments. Our aims are to practice our writing, develop our skills and confidence; to be encouraged by the constructive criticism of our peers; and to use the weekly experience as a brain sharpening exercise.