Wednesday, December 16, 2009

An Invitation

Tired of the lonely writing life? If you're looking for a congenial, supportive, knowledgeable children's lit critique group and if you live within commuting distance of Madison, N.J., we may have your solution. The paperwait bloggers/critiquers are searching for new members. In the last year of so, we've lost some people due to changes in their lives. We'd like to welcome a couple of committed writers.

We meet on the first and third Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 in the Madison Public Library. Our sessions have helped members produce prize-winning manuscripts, secure agents, and develop the published books pictured below on the right. Yes, we work hard, but our atmosphere is jovial and we love celebrating writing milestones.

If you email us at, we'll reply with more information.

Best wishes to all for successful writing in 2010!


  1. Oh, it's so tempting! But what I really need is a PB only group.

  2. I used to feel that way, too, Corey. Picture books and folktales are my love. I'll never attempt another novel - once was enough - but I have learned lots about writing from critiquing and discussing fiction.

    Being in a group that produces all genres has its advantages and the critiques I've received on my picture books have been excellent.

  3. Dang! So that means Texas is too far away right?

  4. Oooohhh...Texas, that's quite a drive!

  5. We may have to start skyping our meetings!

  6. Well, if you start skyping, count me in please. :)

    If anyone is interested...This is such a generous and supportive group of writers. I miss them!!

    btw Gale - I think you're selling your novelist skills short. It's too good an idea to be collecting dust...just sayin'.

  7. Talk about writing skills . . . look at that unnecessary comma in the 1st sentence of my comment. For shame!