Date: March 25 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM
Location: High Prairie Public Library
- Eathel Carmichael
- Emily Jamieson (Skype)
- C S Burgar
- Brian Hill
Open the meeting at 7:01 by Rusty
Discussion: an open discussion on Faith in writing, what is allowed in fiction?
The discussion was varied. Ranging from use of religion or faith, by various authors or writers; to how readers might feel about different uses of such topics. The feeling that we came to is that the only person who knows what is allowable is the individual reader. As each reader has a different opinion on what they will accept or how they view a piece of writing. Each piece of writing is viewed differently by different readers. We agreed to give our opinions on when we think each of us is crossing the line of decency in our submissions to each other, as a courtesy to the group members.
Next meeting discussion: What is a short story?
Discussion ended at 7:19 PM
Author: C S Burgar
Piece: The Finger Tip of God: Book 1 – The Tomar Prophecy
Review: Level 4
Rusty opened the review noting there were very few editing technical errors. The group followed this with noting the only real critique being for improvement to, show more then tell in the second paragraph. The group liked the piece and feel it is well done. The writing flows well. There are strong characters that are well defined. There is a good story line.
Good work C S.
Author: Emily Jamieson
Piece: Chapter Four
Review: Level 5
This piece was well done, only one editing error indicated. There is strong character descriptions. There is strong story flow. Some of the group missed previous writings to this piece, thus they did not fully follow the story. But they found the piece engaging. In discussion with Emily we were able to confirm her questions on direction she was intending. Her descriptions are strong and well placed. Her written intent matches her mental intent.
Good work Emily.
End of Reviews 8:15 PM
Confirm meetings set for:
- April 15 2015
- Brian Hill – ?
- Eathel Carmichael – Princess of the Animals: Chapter Eight, Level 5
- May 6 2015
- Rusty – Unicorn-Grand-fathers, Level 5
- Emily Jamieson – ?
- May 27 2015
- Brian Hill – ?
- C S Burgar – ?
Recommended Reading: Spirit Animals, Series: ‘Book One: Wild born’ Brandon Mull: A kids series of children bound to animals on whose shoulders which the fate of the kingdoms of Eradas rest.
Meeting Adjourned: 8:20 PM by Rusty