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Cookie Delivery and Critique

After a really bad night last night (I have some health issues that sometimes surface at night) I struggled to get going this morning, and I was nervous about going to meet our new neighbors. 199 more words

Tracking Success

Since I am not much of a TV watcher, I am content to sit in our living room reading or doing some sedentary task while my husband flip flops between various channels. 499 more words

Susan McDivitt

What is the Value of Being in a Critique Group? (The Wind Beneath My Wings) - Brenda Paulos

Do you recall the lyrics to the song that says, “You are the wind beneath my wings?” Well, that is exactly how I feel about my critique group. 434 more words


Lots of leaves are falling all over my neighborhood. Big fluffy piles of them.

The lawn guys come every week and take them away. But somehow, there are more leaf blankets the next week and the next and the next. 167 more words

Children's Literature

A Critique Group "Worth Its Salt"

“Although critique is commonly understood as fault finding and negative judgment, it can also involve merit recognition,” states Wikipedia. 

My critique group, Central Arkansas Writers, also known as CAW, meets monthly as a closed group at a public library.  281 more words


Share Your Passion Potluck

(Painting by my friend Lynda Gorter)

Have you  had trouble with critique group attendance? Have you ever spent hours getting just the right pages ready, sweating over every word only to arrive at a meeting where only two people showed up? 329 more words

10 Things My Critique Group Taught Me

There is significant value in having an outsider’s opinion of your writing, for steel sharpens steel. We, as humans, are blind to ourselves; we cannot see our own faults clearly. 199 more words