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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

An Ode to My Fellow Writers

Recipe for a Writers' Group
  • 1 notebook
  • 1 pen
  • 5-6 fellow writers
  • meeting space with good ambient noise level and coffee
Time required: 2 hrs.

Instructions:
     Begin with 10 minutes of catching up and group business.  Share your successes.  Give encouragement.  Mix in some writing exercises, maybe read a poem or two.  Discuss, then set aside.
     Separately, begin preparing the critique portion.  Always add positive feedback first, then constructive criticism.  Add a cup of supportive comments for every dash of the negative.  Then sprinkle in a pinch of suggestion and a teaspoon of creative problem-solving.
     Fold together with the original mixture.  Spread in a baking pan and let incubate for about a week.

Serves: 6-7 writers

To my fellow writing friends: your support and encouragement help me concoct my best literary feasts.  Thank you.

1 comment:

Ghenet said...

Your writing group sounds awesome. I want one!

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