Last night we had a very interesting meeting and we agreed that we need some more motivation to get writing, a deadline you might say. So we're going to try a little something new.
During the first half of the meeting we will still have a topic that we discuss, whether it be self-publishing or query letters. Then around 8 we will critique 2 member's work. The two members will be chosen at the prior meeting and will send their chapter, short story, article, poem, query, synopsis, whatever they want help with, in advance via e-mail. That way everyone has plenty of time to read the work in advance and make notes.
We're not talking line edits, just how you feel about the overall content. Does it make sense? Does it have nice flow? Stuff like that.
Tawnya York and Jennifer McMurrain will be spending out their work this month. Jennifer will be sending out her new short story, Fortress, and we're not sure if Tawnya is sending out poems or a chapter of her current WIP. Since she is having some computer problems she may just read some of her poems during the meeting.
The next meeting will be Oct. 19th at 7pm at the library. If you are unable to attend the meeting, feel free to send your critiques back to the person via e-mail.
Dues for WordWeavers and OWFI are due during the October meeting. The WordWeavers due is 10 dollars and if you'd like to join OWFI through WordWeavers you can for 15 dollars. Joining OWFI without an affiliated group will cost you 25 dollars.
Speaking of OWFI, the February 1st deadline is just around the corner, ARE YOU WRITING?