Writers in the Peak Youth Group meet at 5pm at the Rutland Hotel in Bakewell.
Meeting will be held on the following dates
Thursday March 5th
Thursday April 2nd
Thursday May 7th
Attention Youth Writers age 14 – 18 year. Do you write? Would you like to improve your work?
Then join our new group Young Writers in the Peak on the first Thursday of the month
Meetings will be held at the Rutland Hotel Bakewell
Next meeting of Youth Group Thursday 5th February 2015 5pm – 6.30pm
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On the 20th March, the Writers in the Peak were honoured to have Ali Betteridge from East Midlands Writers as their guest speaker. She spoke about the importance of learning the art of good critiquing.
She suggests that writing groups should provide in-depth critques (only one or two per session), given to members well in advance of a meeting.
Here’s her outline:
First drafts. Initially focus on the story: Does it have a good hook, believable characters, engaging characters and, good dialogue? Is the content appropriate for its audience?
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1. The critique needs to be directed at the writing, not the individual, so it doesn’t end up being personal.
2 Specifically refer to the aspects of the writing you like, and the things that need to be improved.
The char should summerise the critques made.
RULES for Critiquing.
– Always be positive
– Always give honest and constructive criticism
– Listen Carefully and wholely
– Accept constructive criticisms
– Ask for Clarification
– At the end of Critique take away what you have learned and reflect on the information given
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