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Weekly Writing Group
KamarAntivillainIn The BasementRegistered Userregular
So I tossed the idea of a weekly or biweekly writing group out in chat and IRC and got some positive replies, so here's a thread to consider it in a bit more detail.
Just as a rough idea, I figure we would be best served by picking a specific day and time, and a specific minimum (and maximum) word count (non-prose could use some other metric) for each person to submit per meeting. Google Docs seems like a good tool for this--everyone can look at the document, chat about it with the sidebar chat thing, highlight and add notes, whatever.
Personally, I'm not looking for line-editors or grammar commentary. 'You're using too many said-bookisms', sure. But anything more specific is probably a waste--focusing on the story itself if more important. You can fix grammar and prose in post a lot easier than a broken plot. Obviously if everyone else feels differently, we can cover grammar and prose too.
Anyone interested should toss out a rough idea of when/how much they'd like to do this.
Time: Any, weekly
Word Count: 5-10k each if reading in advance (commentary would always be on the last week's submissions to give time for reading). 2-5k otherwise.
Maximum Members: 7 (much more than that would get difficult to read
My Genres / formats: Fantasy, Space Opera / novels and webserials