These are the writings of the FICWISE Writing Group. We're a group of friends who write fanfiction and original works, who support one another as writers, critique each other's work and have fun writing and growing as writers. Here are the stories we've worked on together.
Current members: judithyaffa, the Ymp, mainegirlwrites, Wynefred, LaedieDuske, Miriam1, Raloria, SinningVirtue, SMac89, Cynthiaw (on fanfiction.net) and S. Malkah Cohen
FICWISE is a group of writers who meet twice a month to critique members' stories. We love good stories and we want to be the best writers we can be, whether we're writing fanfiction, original stories, or non-fiction. And we want to have fun!
Here you'll find a collection of the stories we've critiqued together. When you're done here, you might want to visit our members' sites to see what they've done. I guarantee, you won't be sorry.
What is FICWISE?
A group of writers who believe writing can (and should) be fun, constructive and professional.
What does FICWISE do?
We meet once every two weeks to critique stories written by FICWISE members. Think of us as a combination writer's support group and critiquing group. We're here for each other, as writers and as friends. We try to be supportive, helping each other out and forming a positive writing community.
How do I join FICWISE?
Membership is currently limited, as we don't want the group to get too large. If you are interested in joining, or in creating your own constructive writing group, email judithyaffa through her fanfiction.net account: CFEditor.
What are the FICWISE requirements?
Simply to critique four to six stories once a month. There are two weeks between meetings and (usually) two stories per meeting, so there should be plenty of time to read and comment on those stories. At meetings, we give an overview of our reaction to the story, not a detailed critique.
What is the FICWISE motto?
Writers who listen, writing with respect.
What does FICWISE stand for?
"Friend Inspired Collaborative Writing Ideas and Story Exchange". Blame Wynefred for that one -- the acronym is brilliant.
The only rule in FICWISE is: learn how to listen. Listen to what your fellow members are saying and evaluate honestly what is working and what isn't. Listen to the sound of your own writing and you'll get a better sense of the rhythm of your words. Respect and constructive thinking are the keys to becoming a better writer, and a better human being.