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  • #106618
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @michael-erasmus Oof, yeah, that sounds like a hard situation! However, I know there are a few writers on here from Australia and New Zealand. . . don’t know that they’re super close to your time zone, either, but maybe they’re better?? Maybe you guys would want to do some kind of writing group? Wish I could remember who specifically was from there. . . @daeus-lamb you wouldn’t happen to know, would you?

    Also, don’t be afraid to jump into writing critiques! It can help to see what kinds of things others have to say in their suggestions, but honestly, when I critique, I mostly just go through, see what sounds good, and make notes on how it could be better just from the experience I have. I don’t think you can really go wrong per se with critiques. I view them as more suggestions: “This sentence might be phrased a little better this way,” or “You may want to consider giving more background for this character.” Things like that.


    @hope-mcclellan
    I totally get you! I try to be pretty private online myself. (Hence the made-up username.) I believe the only thing you need is your email; however, if you’d rather not have that out there for everyone on the internet to see, I’m all right with sharing my g-mail one here (it’s not my main one, as I only got it so I could join the hangout 😛 ). It’s naiyadyani(at)gmail.com. If you feel comfortable, you can feel free to send me an email, and I can figure out how to get you on the group without having to put your email out there publicly.

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #106625
    Anonymous

    @michael-erasmus  @naiya-dyani  Isn’t the guild leader of Meeraki from Australia?  I can’t remember. Someone in there is.

     


    @hope-mcclellan

    I got goosebumps seeing you had goosebumps.  I take that as a tremendous compliment! Now I’m wondering what I wrote…

    I also understand the need and desire for anonymity.  If it’s any help, within our group, I’ve shared absolutely zero personal information. Other than I’m a bit of nutbar and do art.  The only thing you need is a google email and a rudimentary knowledge of how to navigate google docs.

     

    #106631
    Abigail Rebekah
    @abigail-rebekah

    @naiya-dyani

    I’m from NZ btw…except I wouldn’t be able to do a writing group at the moment xD

    I think @banana-peacock-warrior is from Australia, and also @august-grace.

    Are ya’ll kinda like beta-reading each others work?

     

    ~ Laugh. Drink Coffee. Smile. And Write ~

    #106632
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @abigail-rebekah Yep, kind of detailed beta-reading and critique.

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #106633
    Abigail Rebekah
    @abigail-rebekah

    @naiya-dyani

    Do you mind if I join the group as I have a short story I’m enlisting beta readers for 😉

    I’ve already had two people from on here do it, and their feedback was super helpful.

    No worries if not, tho 🙂

    ~ Laugh. Drink Coffee. Smile. And Write ~

    #106634
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @Abigail-Rebekah Well, we’re actually trying to keep the group itself small–6 members tops at a time–but I’d love to beta-read it myself, if you’d like! 😀

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #106635
    Abigail Rebekah
    @abigail-rebekah

    @naiya-dyani

    Ok, that’s totally fine xD

    Oooh, yes please 🙂 I’d love to have you beta read it, if you don’t mind 😉

    ~ Laugh. Drink Coffee. Smile. And Write ~

    #106636
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @Abigail-Rebekah Cool! Do you have it on a google doc or something? I don’t have time to read it at the moment (gotta go to bed; time zones XD) but as soon as I’m able I’d love to read it! 😉

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #106637
    Abigail Rebekah
    @abigail-rebekah

    @naiya-dyani

    Yes, I do…I’ve just public messaged you on your profile with the link xD

    Oh yeah…I know about time zones lol 😉

    Aw, thanks heaps 🙂

    ~ Laugh. Drink Coffee. Smile. And Write ~

    #106638
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @Abigail-Rebekah Oop, I don’t think I’ve done public messages before. XP I’ll find it!

    Sure thing! 😀

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #106639
    Abigail Rebekah
    @abigail-rebekah

    @naiya-dyani

    Oh sorry xD

    It should notify you, hopefully lol

    ~ Laugh. Drink Coffee. Smile. And Write ~

    #106640
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @Abigail-Rebekah Found it and requested access for when I find time! 😉

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #106641
    Abigail Rebekah
    @abigail-rebekah

    @naiya-dyani

    Perfect, thanks 🙂

    ~ Laugh. Drink Coffee. Smile. And Write ~

    #106647
    Michael Erasmus
    @michael-erasmus

    @naiya-dyani @deeprun Australia’s time zone is 9 hours ahead of mine, while New Zealand’s is 11 hours ahead. What would work is Western European time zones. For example, UK is only 2 hours behind.

    Alternatively (and perhaps this would be better) I should look for critique partners/groups that don’t have sessions but rather pass a piece around for each person to work through at their own time, or something like that.

    Thanks for the advice though!

    #106648
    Anonymous

    @michael-erasmus

     

    Well… I feel mortally ashamed of my  geography skills. The lack thereof. Further reinforcing the stereotype of an ignorant resident of North America.  Sorry about that!

     

    I think you’re right and a group you could share with would be a better fit. If you post that need, I am sure people will respond.

     

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