Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Critique Groups 1A
Good critique groups can be a great help for writers, but not all groups are good. I am now and have been in some wonderful ones, but I've also had some very negative experiences in others. If you are considering joining or starting a critique group you need to begin by asking the basic question words: who, what, where, when, why, and how. Who are the members and leaders of the group? What do they do? Where (including online or in person) do they meet? When do they meet or post? Why does the group exist and why might you want to join it? How are the critiques and meetings or messages organized and handled?
I'll talk more about each of these questions in future posts.