At Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group our goal is simple: to help writers write better. Whatever your writing goals are, we want to help you make them happen. We offer many different ways benefits, including critique groups, workshops, anthologies, brainstorming sessions, and even write-ins. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
The three critique groups are the backbone of CSFWG. The groups are designed to give an author honest feedback on a story or poem, providing both praise and suggestions for improvement. Visitors are always welcome, but only members may submit works for critique.
How the Groups Work
You can attend up to three meetings, critique, and participate in anything that comes up, before you are offered a membership and opportunity to submit your own work.
Everyone can submit up to 50 pages of double spaced work. The other members critique that work and bring it back the following the month. This gives them an opportunity to give it their time and attention. At the next meeting, comments are offered verbally by each member in turn, and then a written critique from each member is given to the writer.
CSFWG offers workshops on a wide variety of topics to help writers in all areas of the craft. These cover anything from polishing up your grammar, to plotting your novel, to tips from a real coroner. All workshops are free and open to the public.
It is often hard to find a time and place to write where family, friends, and other pressing matters don't interrupt. Sometimes, having a little peer pressure can help. Take on that next writing challenge with the support of your fellow writers. New write-ins will be scheduled soon. All write-ins are open to the public.
Sometimes you have an idea, but you aren't quite sure how to get it off the ground, or you need to talk through a difficult plot point. Our Brainstorming Sessions are the perfect place to get help working your way out of plot holes, wacked characters, and other literary messes.
Our brainstorming sessions are the first Thursday of every month and open to the public. Check the calendar for times and locations.
Our group is proud to have produced three Anthologies in-house -An Uncommon Collection, Remnants, and Colorado State of Mind