This group is for writers working on novel length works of any genre. The purpose of the group is:
- To discuss current projects and problems encountered and to ask for ideas. Discussions may include:
Lack of ideas
Lack of confidence (there is no such thing as a wannabe writer - a writer writes)
Planning/Outlining/Characters (is the character believable, does the scene work, etc.)
To network. There is nothing more satisfying than talking with other like-minded people.
To critique and/or edit the work of others. Should critiquing or editing be required writing to be given (either hard copy or emailed) at one meeting with the intention of it being returned the next meeting.
No more than 2,000 words at a time for prose or no more than 30 lines of poetry. Longer pieces should be given chapter by chapter. Contributions should be submitted to group members as a Word document with wide margins using one of the basic fonts such as Times New Roman 12 point and double or one and a half line spacing, to allow easy reading.
Contributions, for discussion, should be emailed to group members one week before the meeting.
Critiquing/editing is to be considered helpful only and not of a professional standard.
- To share information and knowledge to help members on their path towards publication.