Jan 13, 2010

The time has come...

...for a critique group!

It's a proven fact that authors, both new and seasoned, benefit from critique assessments of their work. Unbiased critiques are often essential to a writer's future success. Finding the right mix of people to form the group, however, can be a tricky business.

People say, "Well, you need people who are similar." Then, how will you get different results. While I believe wholeheartedly in finding writers in the same genre (or in my case, YA writers), I think a bit of a mix in personalities could be exciting. I'm looking for writers of YA who read more than paranormal romance (though, don't get me wrong those are great). I've thought a few a few guidelines that are basically for people who don't have as much time as they'd like. I'm thinking of making sure everyone edits a chapter a week (not for everyone just one crit member).

I'm a firm believer that everyone in the crit group should be in the same level in their careers, so to speak. Which is why I'm looking for people who have studied pace, character development, et cetera. If you've been through the querying process at least once or going through it at the moment, then I'd say you could be in the group.

BUT, I'm only looking to build a small group of three maybe four people.

Okay, enough about my crit group. It's simple. Email me if you're interested and I'll keeping in touch with everyone, slowly getting a group built of people who appreciate each other's various writing styles. So, feel free to shoot me an email anytime if you're interested.

8 comments:

Melissa said...

Brilliant! I shall send you an email in just a tad :)

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

I don't write much, but I just wanted to comment to say good luck and I hope you find an awesome group! :)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Best wishes in your search. I hope you find a group as wonderful as mine. :) A great critique group changes your life in so many positive ways.
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Kara said...

Definitely has my name all over it. What's your email? I'm kmust at gmail.com :)

Ash. Elizabeth said...

RamblingAsh@gmail.com

Wow! I'm surprised people are responding so quickly. This makes me happy : )

Elle Strauss said...

I'm interested a small crit YA group. Count me in.

Voidwalker said...

I don't feel qualified, maybe after I become published, I will feel worthy to critique. LOL. Good Luck!!

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