Weeding & Pruning is a manuscript group composed of six Writing It Up in the Garden writers. We have been meeting for the past 10 years, on and off, via teleconference.
-we receive manuscripts three days ahead of the meeting, and we have reviewed them either in a word doc, or in feedback over the phone.
-we call in at the designated time, do a quick round of check ins about our literary life
-in any given session, half of the group are on the “hot seat” (3 writers), and we alternate weeks (in a 10 week session, each writer submits 5 times)
-feedback is prescriptive, gentle and honest.
-We discuss each writer’s work for approximately 20 minutes.
-All forms are welcome: novel-in-progress, short story, poetry, song, essay, memoir
-Up to 2700 words max
Here are the guidelines. Starting Sept. 2019, we meet on Thursdays from 3:30-5pm. Cost for the 10 week session is $350. If you are interested, please let me know, and submit a short excerpt of writing or a song to Nerissa@Nields.com