LACG? Hrmm. Doesn’t flow as well as LARP-ing, but ah well. Had my first “real” meeting with the local group last Monday. I call it the first real meeting because the first, first meeting is where I show up and they make sure I’m not a story stealing robot or something. This week I got to submit chapter 1 for critiquing.
It was fun! There were two other stories submitted, and they were both on the third submission (give or take), so I was able to read the previous entries and get all caught up. There were six in attendance, so I got some good feedback on my story.
I felt like I was cheating a bit since chapter 1 has been through Critique Circle about six or seven times by now. Nonetheless, the dynamic that you get from a live group is so different than you get online. Both as the writer and as the critter. I found that I have to give more thought to some of the comments I make on other people’s stories as well, as I may be asked to give more detail.
For those that aren’t part of a local critique group, I would encourage you to find one. I found this group on Meetup.com by chance, and am glad I did.
I almost forgot the best part: They’re almost entirely SciFi / Fantasy writers. It’s like it was meant to be!