Hello and welcome. The idea for an online writing group (Morgen’s Online Short Story Writing Group) came to me as I walked my dog around the park (as good ideas often do) on Sunday 6th January 2013. I’d recently set up a Feedback section on my main (Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog) blog, but that’s just a list of readers / writers willing / offering to provide feedback and they then go off and talk amongst themselves. But I know from my now-weekly Red Pen Critique slot how useful open critique is to other writers. Hence, this site.
The plan is for me to post your script extracts (up to 1,000 words) on the home page then list them within the relevant genre heading. It will be scripts only – plays, TV scripts, film scripts, any format really (are there others?), but I do already have four other sites:
- Morgen’s Online Non-Fiction Writing Group (http://nonfictionwritinggroup.wordpress.com / http://www.facebook.com/groups/335526669896374)
- Morgen’s Online Short Story Writing Group (http://shortstorywritinggroup.wordpress.com/ http://www.facebook.com/groups/544072635605445)
- Morgen’s Online Poetry Writing Group (http://poetrywritinggroup.wordpress.com/ http://www.facebook.com/groups/388850977875934)
- Morgen’s Online Novel Writing Group (http://novelwritinggroup.wordpress.com/ http://www.facebook.com/groups/508696639153189)
And this blog has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/319941328108017.
For this site, there’s no lower word count limit so if you have a 100-word play you’re burning to share then feel free to send it to me. Because of my existing workload (stupidly busy) I am asking for a 1,000-word upper limit but if a natural break is slightly more, that’s fine.
There’ll be no payment for the stories put on this blog because it’s all about feedback. They will also count as being published so bear this in mind when planning to submit to competitions etc.
Each story can carry below it a 250-word max third-person biography of the author, one contact link (e.g. their website), one photograph of themselves (if they wish to include one) and a cover of their latest (or favourite) book (if they have one). To submit your stories, see Submissions.
Each new posting is advertised on my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Yahoo profiles so it is a chance for extra traffic to your website too. 🙂
Thank you for taking part and I hope it proves useful and enjoyable to all concerned.