Garden Variey Critique Groups
Due to a travel-crazy job, I've only been in online groups... which have yet to work out for me. Maybe someday I'll find one that works. In the meantime, I have a group of writing friends who I can ask for crits when I'm having problems with something, or before something goes out to an agent or editor. It's working much better.I think the best presentation I've seen of the problems inherent in writers groups is Brian Plante's Chronicles of the Garden Variety Writers here<> . Definitely worth a read. (And, uh, if you have issues with the idea of what he's doing, skip to the last entry -- just trust me there.)
Read the entire blog of this.
Don't skip to the end!
Takes about half an hour.
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