First of all I’d like to offer a warm welcome to our latest new member Truong Mellor. Thanks for your critiques. We’re looking forward to reading your sci-fi / crime fiction over the coming months.
Chilly meeting last night but we should be back at MadLab again for next month. There was actually some last minute confusion about whether we would be back there last night or not. To the doubters, yes, MadLab is a real place! (I think.) Keep an eye on the Facebook group or this website and I’ll confirm venues nearer the time.
Welcome back! I hope you all had a relaxing holiday and you’re ready for another busy year. I’d like to welcome Sean who attended his first meeting last night; you gave great feedback with just a couple of days’ access to DropBox.
Apologies from Bronwyn. She wasn’t able to attend last night’s meeting due to the weather, so her submission — the first chapter from her novel ‘Green’ — will remain in DropBox to be critiqued at next month’s meeting.
On with the crits!
Merry Christmas everyone! And a big welcome to Bronwin and Matt who attended their first meeting last night.
Excellent meeting with thirteen attendees and five pieces of writing to critique. We also enjoyed copious quantities of mince pies and hot mulled wine. There were four submissions discussed during the meeting itself and a fifth over at Common afterwards. That leaves a clear DropBox for next month’s submissions.
Thanks to everyone who attended last night’s meeting. We sometimes see a drop-off in numbers around this time of year so it was great to see you all. Dedication to the cause!
We should be back at MadLab for next month’s meeting but keep an eye on the Facebook group for details.
Update 26th November: we will be at Federation House again for the December and January meetings.
Thanks to everyone who attended last night’s meeting and a hearty welcome to Eliza Chan who joined us for the first time. Eliza is a former member of the Glasgow SF group and writes fantasy / weird fiction.
Before we start with the critiques I’d like to remind everyone that we should be back at MadLab next month but please keep checking this website or the Facegroup group for details nearer the time.
Another busy meeting last night with twelve people attending. I’d like to welcome our latest recruit, Malcolm. We’re looking forward to reading your work over the coming months.
With eight submissions in DropBox we obviously had a lot to get through and we did well to work through four submissions, starting with Eric’s piece which was carried over from last month’s meeting. Continue reading
We now have a confirmed alternate venue during the planned refurbishment work at MadLab. This is
likely confirmed to affect the next two few meetings:
- Wednesday 10th September
- Wednesday 8th October
- Wednesday 12th November
- Wednesday 10th December
- Wednesday 14th January
- Wednesday 11th February (updated 5th Feb)
We will be meeting at New Federation House which is just a few minutes walk away. I need a volunteer to wait at MadLab until 7.15pm to direct people to the new venue. Then you would come along and join us at New Federation House. Let me know if you’re interested. Continue reading