We had another excellent meeting yesterday. We tried a new order of agenda, beginning with reading and critiquing our work: John read from a fiction piece he's working on; Larry read a vignette from his ongoing memoir writing; T read "Dueling Banjos" from his memoirs; and Chaya read from her sci-fi novel.
Chaya presented a wonderful lesson on self-critiquing your work using different colored pens for specific types of editing notations on successive read-throughs. It made good sense, so I'll have to try that when my novel is finished.
Marsha ended with a writing thought from Elmore Leonard: Leave out the boring parts.