Writers Workshops Updates

Thanks to everyone who applied to take part in the writers workshops. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to Foil & Phaser to receive regular updates. For any one else who would like to join in a future workshop or collaboration, you can complete the form below. If you applied to the Writers Workshop or Serial Collaboration but did not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at foilandphaser@gmail.com

Writers Workshop #1

Regular updates for the group will be on Wednesdays, and you will have up to one week afterward to give your critiques. Since there will be ten of us in the group to start, I propose that two members will submit a short story or novel chapter for review each week. We will then rotate through the list until each member has had a turn. That will require each person to send in a story about once a month, so get your first story ready now. If you have a preference or would like to go first you can volunteer on the group page, otherwise I will assign a randomly generated order. Remember that only members of the group will be able to see these pieces, so don’t be shy. The password for all protected posts for this group will remain the same unless you are notified by email of a change. If you forget the password, email us directly.

Serial Collaboration #1

Since there will be nine of us in the group to start, I propose each person’s submission should be between 1000 and 1500 words. I would like to get the order and other details set as quickly as possible so we can get to the fun part. If anyone wants to volunteer to go first, you get to pick the story. If you have an idea for story post it now on the group page. Remember that only members of the group will be able to see these pieces, however the entire piece will be published on this site after everyone has had a chance to edit. The password for all protected posts for this group will remain the same unless you are notified by email of a change. If you forget the password, email us directly.

One Page at a Time

Because our weekly writing challenge, One Page at a Time, is moving to Saturdays, and due to the holidays last week, the deadline for The Cellar Door, Page 5 has been extended to Friday, July 12th, 2013. One Page at a Time is a collaboration where you send in the next two to three hundred words of a story. Each week, we’ll select our favourite entry and publish it.

Dead Story Day

Each Monday, we will post an incomplete story, an idea someone has had that they can’t finish. We invite you to comment on what went wrong, help figure out where to go from here, or to pick up where they left off. For an example, you can read Dead Story: Space Cowboy Trail. If you want to submit your own dead story, you can use the easy submission form. Just indicate at the beginning of the text that it is for Dead Story Day.

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