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.