Welcome to the LA Writers Critique Group website!  Please see below for our schedule of meetings and browse our site for more information about participating.

8/4/2018Log Line Workshop with Steven BussardSan Rafael Library10-12:30
8/11/2018Silver Lake Library9:30-12
9/1/2018Your Guide to Self-Publishing on Amazon.comSan Rafael Library10-12:30
9/8/2018Violence in Fiction, hosted by Christopher K.Silver Lake Library9:30-12
10/6/2018First 100 Pages WorkshopSan Rafael Library10-12:30
10/13/2018A Reading to Celebrate Local Writers on Indie Author DayBook Show LA7 p.m.
11/3/2018Setting the Holiday Mood: Showing the Time of Year in Your FictionSan Rafael Library10-12:30
11/10/2018The Mirror Moment Concept: Writing Your Story from the MiddleSilver Lake Library9:30-12
12/1/2018Holiday Music Singalong and Critiques!San Rafael Library10-12:30
12/8/2018No meetingSilver Lake Library9:30-12
01/05/2019How to Add Conflict to a SceneSan Rafael Library10-12:30
02/02/2019Creating a Professional ManuscriptSan Rafael Library10-12:30
03/02/2019San Rafael Library10-12:30
04/06/2019San Rafael Library10-12:30
05/04/2019San Rafael Library10-12:30
06/01/2019San Rafael Library10-12:30

How Our Group Works

Submissions for each workshop will be saved to a specific Google Drive folder. The link to the folder will appear in the blog post for that workshop. For example, to find the submissions for May 4, go to that blog post and click on the link.

Each session’s documents and associated info (such as the document showing which group you are in for that week) will be included in that same folder. Keep in mind that you will link to the shared drive from this website, so we’ll point you here from our emails sent from Meetup.

We are also creating and updating a mailing list so that we can send updates and reminders to you from outside of the Meetup setup. Please be patient as we figure out how best to do this!


We started on Meetup.com at: https://www.meetup.com/LAwriterscritiquegroup/ and can be found on Facebook at https://fb.me/LAwriterscritiquegroup

We are a group dedicated to writing, finishing, and publishing a novel, memoir, or short story. We critique each others’ work and serve as a support group for helping writers plot, organize, and publish their writing. We meet at the San Rafael Library and the Silver Lake Library. The format goes like this: At 9:30 or 10 a.m., the library opens. There is a presentation on the day’s subject that should last about a half-hour, unless we have a special guest star visiting. When the presentation is done, we begin the critiques.

Our group handles the following types of submissions:

  • 10-page excerpts
  • 30-page excerpts
  • First 100 pages
  • Full book manuscripts

Refer to the meeting descriptions in our blog to figure out when we accept works of different lengths for critique!

This  group is designed to help writers prepare a quality manuscript by critiquing work and discussing writing topics.

We all work hard at reading and commenting on our members’ manuscripts.

Some of us have been writing for years. Some of us are novices. All of us are dedicated to the craft of writing. We use Meetup and this website as a commitment to keep working on our projects.

We come from a variety of backgrounds. We are of all ages, but we have fiction and memoir writing in common.


December 1, 2018 Meeting

This is the link for the December 1, 2018 meeting. Use this link to obtain the list of who’s in what group and view/download/critique the appropriate documents. Happy reading!

November 3, 2018 Meeting

This is the link for the November 3, 2018 meeting. Use this link to obtain the list of who’s in what group and view/download/critique the appropriate documents. Happy reading!


Please contact us at our email address, docs@lawriterscritiquegroup.com, to send submissions and critiques.