Hello and welcome. The idea for an online writing group (Morgen’s Online Short Story Writing Group) came to me as I walked my dog around the park (as good ideas often do) on Sunday 6th January 2013. I’d recently set up a Feedback section on my main (Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog) blog, but that’s just a list of readers / writers willing / offering to provide feedback and they then go off and talk amongst themselves. But I know from my former Red Pen Critique slot how useful open critique is to other writers. Hence, this site (born on Saturday 26th January).
The plan is for me to post your non-fiction articles or extracts (up to 5,000 words) on the home page then list them within the relevant genre heading (I’ve not created any yet because I’ve not received any submissions and will see what genres they fall into and develop the site from there.
The other critique sites are:
Morgen’s Online Short Story Writing Group
Morgen’s Online Poetry Writing Group
Morgen’s Online Novel Writing Group
Morgen’s Online Script Writing Group
And this blog has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/335526669896374.
For this site, there’s no lower word count limit so if you have a 100-word article you’re burning to share then feel free to send it to me. Because of my existing workload (stupidly busy) I am asking for a 5,000-word upper limit but if a natural break is slightly more, that’s fine.
There’ll be no payment sought or given for the items put on this blog because it’s all about feedback. They will also count as being published so bear this in mind when planning to submit elsewhere etc.
Each piece can carry below it a 250-word max third-person biography of the author, one contact link (e.g. their website), one photograph of themselves (if they wish to include one) and a cover of their latest (or favourite) book (if they have one). To submit your pieces, see Submissions.
Each new posting is advertised on my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Yahoo profiles so it is a chance for extra traffic to your website too. 🙂
Thank you for taking part and I hope it proves useful and enjoyable to all concerned.