Group Minutes 1-10-2012

Posted by pittsburgh writers group on January 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Minutes from 1-10-12 Meeting

Attendance: Doug, Keith, Adam Delia, Cathy, Ryan, P.J., Patrick, Jane, Patricia, Ann, Dominic, Bob, Melissa, Rick, Olivia, Wendy, Holly


I. Critique:

This month we critiqued two submissions. The first was Cathy’s Redemption. The group had mixed reactions concerning jumping time periods and point of view. Some felt they were fine, while others suggested writing short chapters for different points of view. Consensus: we’re all looking forward to the next chapter.

Doug’s Caravan City was next. A longer piece, Doug was more interested in an overall critique, as he would like to send it off as is for publishing, but left room to extend it into a full-blown novel. Great job, Doug, and good luck!

Discussion began on sending one’s work out to secure an agent vs. self-publishing. Several of our authors who have self-published gave their view points. Everyone was in agreement that the important thing was to keep on writing!

II. Other Business:

If you are interested in being a volunteer reader or would like to submit for the on-line Science Fiction journal for which Doug is editing, please contact Doug through the website. (the theme is communication, 75,000 words or less)

Cadavre Exquis, French for Exquisite Corpse, is a collection of words or images collectively assembled. PSWG is creating its own version titled “10 of Clubs”. If you are interested in joining in and writing a chapter, look on the website for the rules and conditions under the thread 10 of Clubs.

For Our Next Meeting on February 14, 2012 7-9 PM:

We will be critiquing submissions from Eric and Ryan. Bob is our alternate.

Hope to see you there!

Categories: Fun Stuff From Meetings

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Reply Douglas McKinney
7:39 AM on January 18, 2012 
James Gunn's Ad Astra is accepting science fiction/fantasy fiction submissions of 7,500 words or fewer, and poems up to 100 lines in length. Check out for guidelines and a submission form. The theme is "communication and information" and we will be accepting submissions for the first online "issue" through the end of March 2012.