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Off to the Write Start at the 2022 VA Festival of the Book

The Muse hosted the Moseley Writers Group for the second annual round of speed critiques as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book on Sunday, March 13th. This year, a record number of submissions was received, and the members of the Moseley Writers Group critiqued the first 100 words of the anonymous, unpublished manuscripts, touching on elements such as gripping first sentences, building tension, creating a sense of place and character right off the bat, and of course, the timeless “show don’t tell.”

Watch a recording of the panel on the Virginia Festival of the Book website:

The Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. Featuring the annual Festival in March plus the year-round Shelf Life virtual event series, their programming offers something for readers of all levels and interests.

The festival continues! Check out the virtual and in-person schedule at  for upcoming and past events.