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Critique Group Update

The group did the second critique today. I don’t know how it went to be honest. There were so many conversations going on that it was hard to differentiate or even hear the things I needed to. 149 more words


how to give your writing shine, volume and manageability

You’ve seen the commercials. There’s a woman with limpity blahsville hair. Her shoulders, schlumpy. Her eyes, rolled. She blows a puff of air upward from her lower lip and ruffles her scruffy bangs–the universal breath of disgust. 485 more words


Critique Group - Voyage and The Raindrop Race

Are you ready to critique? Ready or not, here are two new submissions to consider.

Don’t forget the critiquing guidelines. All you have to do is post a comment about the submissions below. 1,783 more words


The Twilight Zone of Reviews (Part III)

I’ve discovered the danger of altering my basic writing style and subject matter. Normally, any short story of mine can be seen as a quirky tale laced with dark humor while delivering a very serious sub textual message concerning the downfall of Western Civilization. 499 more words

Ernesto San Giacomo

How to form and facilitate a critique group (Part 1 of 2)

By Nancy Ward

Why a critique group?

We all need motivation to persevere. We take time from our writing because we need:

General Tips

Jeeps and Jerks

A continuation from Part I, Black-Hawks and Bourbonfor Mondays Finish the Story

“They finally made their escape, eh? But, they go from Black-Hawks, to Jeeps?” Kurt glanced up from the manuscript, squinting through his heavy-rimmed glasses. 150 more words


Critique Group Update

I went to the second critique group meeting. It was the first time we actually talked about our work since the first one we went over rules and handed out our stories. 239 more words