Please download guidance for the Blue Ridge Writers' 30th year anthology. Submissions are solicited. Only Blue Ridge Writer members may participate.
View the podcast for an overview: https://blueridgewriters.com/podcasts
On the third Friday of each month, members gather at WriterHouse in Charlottesville to critique work submitted for discussion. All types of wordsmithery are accepted. Members are assigned to a small discussion group (4-6). The group meets from 1 - 4 pm. Only members may submit up to ten pages of works in progress. Guests do attend upon confirmation.
Where do you learn more than you ever imagined you could? At Critique Group. There is no end or predictability to what one learns in a three-hour critique session. A participant walked away from the Friday, November 15th session saying, “the group has made every one of my chapters better.” Another remarked, “I always come away with inspiration to revise and improve.”
The session included seven women and eight men who discussed writing submissions in diverse genres plus one query letter. The outstanding value of this program comes from the members, themselves, who share their insight, experience, and skill for the benefit of improving each author’s work.
Critique Group is not taking new members at this time. Email Louise-Mitchell@comcast.net if you want to be on a waiting list, and include a paragraph on your writing life (such as the genres you are writing at this time) and goals (where/how you want to publish your work or not). She will contact you as soon as logistics for future meetings are resolved and space is available.
BONUS - Writing Element
Review the first sentence of each new chapter. Is there a way to make it more interesting, magnetic, and succinct for the reader, who is ready to be re-absorbed into the text. Reach out and snatch their attention at the beginning of every chapter, not just in the first chapter. This is one aspect of critique that we explored in the November meeting.
posted November 16,
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