CROYDON WRITERS
 

Next Meeting of Critique Group 2019

Fri 19 April        Deadline pieces for Critique 

Wed 24 April       Critique Meeting 

We will be looking at the crafting of short stories, or extracts, including non-fiction sent in by members. The item should be 1,500 words +- 50. For the guidelines so far established read column alongside.
Entries by attachment to an email to:

Michael (Chair)

Members must submit a piece in order to attend; but do NOT have to attend if they do submit a piece -  a written critique will be sent to members who enter but do not attend within a few days of the meeting. Those at the meeting will be 'critiqued' there and then.

COUNTRY MEMBERS ARE ESPECIALLY
ENCOURAGED TO SEND IN PIECES. THEY WILL RECEIVE AN EMAILED CRITIQUE WITHIN ABOUT 24 HOURS OF THE MEETING


Meanwhile members may still wish to look at the following two classic short stories.

The Short Happy Life of Frances Macomber (Hemingway)

and

Three Fat Women of Antibes (Maughm)

A pdf for Macomber is: http://www.standardsinstitutes.org/sites/default/f...

A link for Antibes is (you have an entire book to scroll through but the quality is WYSIWYG: 

http://www.thisisaprivatesale.com/downloads/maughamshortstories.pdf

And here is a treat. On this link where the old man himself reads the story, click on the picture. The first few minutes is music and a listing of his work. You can move the scroll bar to skip. Double clicking on the picture should enlarge it so that you can read the story as you listen:


Critique Group - Report on March Meeting 

Croydon Writers

Critique Meeting: 27 March 2019

 

There were 11 pieces submitted for review, which had been circulated by email to the membership of the whole group in advance. Six writers gathered at the evening meeting, which was a good ratio, and we worked through the pieces one by one, with contributing feedback from everyone, including notes sent in by non-attending members.




Croydon Writers