Originally published: November 26, 2012 5:18 PM
Updated: November 27, 2012 9:33 AM
By JIM MERRITT. Special to Newsday
Photo credit: Johnny Milano | Samantha Buser of East Islip, looks at her notes as the group critiques Samantha's short story. Burgeoning writers are invited to a monthly dinner-and-writing-seminar at Long Island Cooking, a boutique shop/cooking school in Huntington. Over a meal, the group hears from a published author/writing coach, then moves into critiques of each other's works in progress. (Oct.19, 2012)
Samantha Buser, 39, of East Islip, hardly touches her Caesar salad as her five tablemates critique her short story, titled "The Anniversary."
"I thought it was really good," John Ferguson, 29, of Jamesport, says of Buser's yarn about a woman who mourns the loss of a young child. "It's much clearer and easier to follow," continues Ferguson, who, like the other...
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