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What are Cinder Writing Groups?

Cinder is your chance to be mentored by a professional author! Cinder writing groups are for authors who write:

  • Novels and Stories
  • Narrative Non-Fiction
  • Screenplays and Theatre
  • Graphic Novels

If you are a writer interested in exploring the themes and values of individual liberty, freedom of conscience and freedom of expression in your work, we invite you to apply to join a Cinder writing group. Each group will be paired with a mentor who is a professional author.  Your peers and the mentor will provide advice, creative critique, and career guidance. And the best part is that you can be anywhere in the world to participate!

How often does the group meet?

Ten meetings will be held per year via video chat (such as Google Hangouts, Skype or Appear.in) or, location permitting, in-person.  Group leaders will arrange and coordinate meetings times.

What happens during the meetings?

Groups focus on reading each other’s creative works and providing constructive feedback.  Writers are be encouraged to share at least one 20 page story, chapter, or screenplay act every 2-3 months.  Works for critique will be shared with group members who will send their notes to the writer. Not only do you get valuable feedback by peers, you will also meet new friends and potential collaborators.