Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Why writers' critique groups are critical for your success

It can be isolating being a writer.  We often need other writers to talk to and to discuss fresh ideas. 

In the video clip below, James George talks about how critique groups are essential for growing your skills as a writer and to receive constructive feedback on your writing. He also includes ideas and tips on how to form your own group, including selecting people for it. 

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  1. Great clip on critique partners. Couldn't agree more. Without mine I'd still be unpublished and floundering.

  2. Great to hear from you Virginnia and that critique groups have been good for you.

  3. Thank you James. Good point on the 'reading the written work,' not reading aloud to the group.

    1. Thanks for this Mary. I'm sure this will be useful in the writing group you've just formed with your Coffee Club colleagues.