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by FrankCote
May 9th, 2011, 9:04 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

Re: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group

I tried to go to the NaNo group here. I went for the entirety of NaNo and was at every meeting. I went for a couple after that, and then I realized something bad. There were only two, maybe three people there I liked. And one was hardly ever there. I called her Waffles because of a comment she had ...
by FrankCote
April 29th, 2011, 11:07 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

Re: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group

I don't know, I keep changing my mind about that one Frank. I try to be resilient in the face of rudeness, but I don't want to encourage it either. I think the rudest thing in critiquing is just complaining about the kind of story the writer chooses to write, which is very different than the writin...
by FrankCote
April 29th, 2011, 9:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

Re: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group

"You suck" is certainly rude, and "you should" is certainly undiplomatic. But the phrase "I wouldn't write it that way" is quite reasonable. It's specifically constructed to avoid implying "My way is the one true way", and to specifically imply "This is only my opinion --- maybe someone else would ...
by FrankCote
April 21st, 2011, 11:00 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

Re: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group

One college semester of Creative Writing class was enough to cure me of my need for peer review I'd like to maybe put it out there that a College Creative Writing class (or workshop) might not be the same thing as a Writers' group. I had that semester (2 even) as well, and I didn't get to choose wh...