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Writing, a New Team Sport?

Yes, writing is essentially a solitary activity. It usually involves one person in front of their computer or with a pen or pencil in hand. 202 more words

7 Evil Dwarves

Peer Revision Groups

I recently watched a video from TeachingChannel (www.teachingchannel.org) of middle school students using a five-step process to give peer feedback on a piece of writing.  I thought it seemed like a simple, yet effective model for a writing critique group.   441 more words

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Traits of a Good Writing Group (And What a Good Group Isn't)

A good writing group can be a great asset to creating your best work, but a bad group can be worse than trying to work alone. 871 more words


A lazy day off

I slept in until 5:30 this morning. It’s an hour and a half later than my everyday alarm goes off. D. S. Nelson invited me to write something for her blog and today was the day we agreed it would be posted. 293 more words


Twelve Years Later: Another view of the Colorado Gold

Next week will mark one year of blogging on this site. I started with the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Conference, which must have been a week or two later in September last year. 273 more words


Fight! Critique group vs. critique group

This past Friday, my Nova Scotia cousin kindly invited me to her long-standing critique group, since she knew I was new to the province and desperately need to get myself up-to-speed with the local writing scene. 440 more words