PPW Open Critique is open to anyone who needs a second set of eyes on a few pages of their work. You could be new to writing altogether, or just new to critiquing. You could be looking for a critique group or a way to end a chapter. You might want to learn best practices and etiquette of critiquing. You might be an established writer stuck on a scene that needs…something. You might want to know if your inciting incident really incites.
The host is Robert Spiller, multi-published author, experienced teacher, and critiquer extraordinaire. Sometimes Robert will invite a guest critiquer, someone experienced to give you additional perspective.
What do you need to do? Bring a maximum of eight manuscript pages (one-inch margins, double-spaced, one sided, 12-pt type). Bring eight copies of your eight pages. If you want to ensure your work gets read at the next session, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space. Or you can show up (with copies) and put your name on the sign-up list, first come, first served. We typically get through about six submissions each session.
You will get immediate feedback on your work, while learning how to give and receive constructive feedback on a work in progress.
Not quite ready to take the plunge? Observers are ALWAYS welcome and don’t require advance registration.
Open Critique takes place the first week of every month, from 6-8:30 p.m., at the Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard Street, 80920 (west of Chapel Hills Mall). Please contact Critique@PikesPeakWriters.com with any questions, or to secure your slot for the next adventure.