The first ever writers’ circle of the Surbiton Writers Group met on Saturday 18th April, launching with a lively discussion about what makes interesting and good writing.
Around the table are those writing fiction, online writing, journalism, short stories, are in the business of writing, produce writing and performance, write plays, edit screenplays and are writing longer works like books.
Starting off with a practice critique from an excerpt by a published author, the mix of writing backgrounds worked well with everyone offering an opinion about what worked and what didn’t work in the chosen piece.
Not everyone agreed with eachother but that’s OK! Disagreements were not important, the objective was saying what worked and what didn’t work in the piece and what adjustments could be made.
A writers’ circle can help be helpful for writers who want to hone their work through sharing it with a critical audience.
Traditionally made up of people who write and are interested in developing writing towards publication, it can be an essential part of the writing process.
They develop a writer’s critical skills and indicate what the reader may find enjoyable or not, about your work.
Writing circles are trusted to be honest in a way that develops work rather than detracts from the confidence of the writer.
The Surbiton Writers Group is a closed writers circle – which means members have to book in to join – and meets monthly. From the next circle SWG members will have their own work critiqued by the members.
We consist of a broad group of writers from lots of different genres; including those who have taken courses, are hobby writers, write in their spare time, and / or have writing qualifications.
All are welcome, we are friendly and down to earth. The more variety of writing ‘voices’, the better.
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