Workshop starts today! Check the workshop folder on our shared Google Drive to get started. Remember to keep your comments on the Google Doc so that we can have a discussion about the work and so the writer has one document with all the feedback.

If you're in this month's workshop, please make sure to have you work in by the end of the day.

For Writers

  • Be respectful to your fellow workshoppers by making sure your work is on time and ready for critique.

  • Format your work correctly so that it is easily read.

  • If you have questions about the feedback, simply respond to the comment and ask it.

  • If there is something you want particular attention paid to, leave us a note at the start of your submission.

  • If you’re giving us a scene that’s later in your novel, give us a brief summary.

  • If you want to respond to feedback, do so. We’re here to make work better.

  • Use your feedback, or don’t. The police won’t come knocking on your door if you decide something doesn’t fit.

For Workshoppers

  • Workshops are safe spaces. Don’t be rude.

  • We’re here to make the work better, don’t hold back when something doesn’t make sense.

  • If you have an idea of how something could be made clearer, offer it.

  • Respond to your fellow workshoppers if you agree or disagree with their feedback so the Writer has more to go off of.

  • Recognize the difference between a “bad story” and “poor execution.” If you feel something feels derivative, mention it and move on.

  • Try not to copyedit, unless this is asked for OR the line/piece would benefit greatly from it.

If you're not a member yet, consider becoming one today by clicking on The Writers' Society membership here on my Buy Me a Coffee. You can also go to TWSWriters.org for more information.