View Full Version : Writing support group MG-YA SF/F

Drachen Jager
03-07-2014, 02:33 AM
Here's what I'd like.

You know how some authors meet once a week to discuss their latest projects and share chapters? The group all takes the time to read eachother's WIPs and offer helpful advice.

I'd like to find another 2 to 3 people who are well on their way to getting published (or have already published something successful).

I'm writing my fifth (or sixth, or perhaps first, depending on how you count) novel. I got representation for my second, but the agent never really tried very hard and we ended up parting (in spite of an encouraging rejection from a big 6 editor).

The idea is to provide manuscripts that don't need a lot of heavy lifting. I can find the time to read on my e-reader if I'm enjoying the material, but I don't have the patience to beta something that needs really extensive work.

We could also swap ideas at the conceptual stage to help set a good foundation if you're a plotter like me.

Ideally, this would be for YA/MG writers of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Retro-Futuruism etc. because I don't write in the real world.

If anyone's interested, I'd be happy to swap first chapters and go from there.

First page of my latest is http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=286180 and query is http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=286516

03-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Hey Drachen, I would be interested in the group like you're talking about. I've just self-published my first novel http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I42YWGO (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I42YWGO) Flight, which is an Urban Fantasy novel. I'm currently working on the second book of the series now.

I have some time, but it's limited between having a family and a full time job. I'm trying to get a couple people I can talk trade and to get\give advice and opinons.

I'm new to the forums. I'm not sure why, but I cannot open your link to your first page. It's asking for a password : / Maybe that means I have to get 50 posts before I can participate further. Otherwise, I'd offer up my first page too.

I'm checked over your links. I'm not sure how my stuff rates. I might have broke one of the 74 on my first novel. I say partly because it wasn't a true flashback, but more of an internal dialog in the here and now. In the second book I don't belive I've done any of the seventy-four, or at least I don't think I have. I would also say that I have hit several of the eight.

I've entered into Amazon's Breakthrough Novel contest and I'm waiting to see how far I go. I guess I'll know more depending upon what happens there.

Let me know if your interested in working together.

03-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Cheek, the password for the SYW forums is vista.

03-07-2014, 04:42 PM
Thanks ap123 :)