We talk a lot about the importance of giving critiques, the soothing of one’s ego in criticism, the why and the what of finding crit-readers. I have to points to add — two idioms tailored to the Writing Critique World. 1) Too much criticism can spoil the broth.
The lovely Holly Dodson — also my fabulous critique partner (nothing gets past her hawk-eyes) — is hosting a Community Critique Party! You don’t want to miss this. Seriously. You can submit one page of your work — be it your query letter, a short synopsis, or a single page from your WIP — and over [...]
There are hundreds — probably even thousands — of places for you to find a crit partner… And that’s just online. You could physically find a reader (haha, physical — who actually moves in the real world anymore?) at the bookstore, your local book club, your regional RWA chapter, a community college course, a pre-established [...]
The purpose of a critique group or critique partner is to offer advice and insight into a writer’s WIP. They also provide encouragement and fun! Most writers love to talk about writing, love to talk about their work, and love to hone their craft. Crit groups and partners offer writers the opportunity to do exactly [...]