Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Saturday February 25, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Ann Arbor Area Writers Group

 

continued

After the reading, more discussion ensued. A bearded man in a wool vest had concerns about some of the physical probabilities in a story about a woman being kidnapped. "How can she flail her legs if she's standing up?" he asked.

"Oh, he's just taking a chance for a grope," one woman responded flippantly, referring to the kidnapper. "Men do that all the time."

"No, he's not trying to grope," the bearded man insisted, still looking at the paper. But no one was listening. The group caught a giddy wave and joked about groping until he patiently redirected them back to the work at hand. They made their notes, signed the copies, and gave them back to the writer.

On the night I attended, the writing was surprisingly strong, presumably because of the effectiveness of the feedback-edit-resubmit process. Everything read that night had already gone through revisions based on previous feedback. Strong writing is just raw material worked to death — edited until it's complete.

This is a group for writers willing to self-edit. Each submission left me wishing I could read more. I'll be going back.

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3 l 4  ·  next page
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Today's Events Today's Events
Map of Restaurants with Delivery Available Map of Restaurants with Delivery Available
Calendar This Week - Networking & Career Development Calendar This Week - Networking & Career Development
Fresh Start - Fake Ad: December 2016 Fresh Start - Fake Ad: December 2016
Pale Flower - Japanese film noir Pale Flower - Japanese film noir
Magic Pond Magic Pond
Dave Douglas - The versatility of the long-dist... Dave Douglas - The versatility of the long-dist...
Hip Hop Sock Hop - Fake Ad: January 2017 Hip Hop Sock Hop - Fake Ad: January 2017
NOTE TO SELF RE NEXT CHRISTMAS, by Mary A. Jones NOTE TO SELF RE NEXT CHRISTMAS, by Mary A. Jones
Ann Arbor Nightspots: Session Room Ann Arbor Nightspots: Session Room
Your guide to summer camps and activities for kids.