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Writing can be a lonely business—unless, of course, you're in a writers' group.
The 6' Ferret Writers' Group has developed this web site to provide tips for those of you interested in setting up your own groups, as well as ideas for exercises and events for existing groups.

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Children's Book on Autism Now Available in Paperback!
Written by D.M. Rosner and illustrated by Robert Jones, The China Doll is specifically designed to teach young children about autism, and includes a section for parents and educators to help them facilitate understanding and interaction between typical children and their autistic peers. This book is available through Autism Gear and

Ms. Rosner's essay about life with a child with autism, "Things I Say," is currently available in A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism. This book is currently available through Autism Gear and all booksellers!

Stirling Davenport's Nightwing's Quest Now Available!
The Nightwing's Quest is an enchanting tale sure to please! Get it now on and in bookstores everywhere.

Attention Central Florida Fiction Writers
D.M. Rosner is looking for a few good Florida Ferrets. Since moving to Florida, Ms. Rosner has formed a local chapter of The 6' Ferret Writers' Group, and there is still room for one or two more dedicated authors.

Applicants must be experienced fiction writers, serious about their craft and committed to attending meetings in the Ocoee, Florida area Wednesday evenings every other week. Please review our Critique Guidelines and By-Laws to get an idea of what to expect from a Ferret meeting.

If you think you'd make a good Ferret, please send a writing sample (up to 10 pages) in the body of an e-mail to, along with your name and contact information.

Reprint Guidelines
In response to numerous reprint inquiries, we have created Usage Guidelines. Please consult them before reprinting any material found on this site. Thank you!

Critiquing Guidelines
For those new to critiques, you can find basic guidelines here.

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A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism Don't Forget to Write!
The Writing Group Book

The China Doll
Dead Promises The Nightwing's Quest
Amphibious Dreamers Darkest Thirst
Aimee On the Head of a Pin