Update April 23 2011: something just occurred to me, thanks to Elizabeth Mueller’s S entry in the A-Z challenge, though I should have thought of it by myself much sooner. Part of the reason for writers to form small groups isn’t just to critique each other’s work, but to support and encourage each other, and so I’m expanding this project to include that. Hope you don’t mind.
Okay, so this page is home to my crazy notion of writers in the Platform-Building Blog Crusade forming mutual support writer’s groups and doing critique exchanges. If you’re interested in this, please leave me a comment answering the following questions:
Are you interested in joining a critique group, where all group members can exchange supportive thoughts and mutual encouragement, discuss each other’s critiques and thoughts, or simply in exchanging critiques one-on-one with other authors? (Or both.) If a group, do you have any idea how large (or small) of a group you’d be comfortable with?
What kind of authors would you be interested in having as part of your support network?
What genres and age ranges are you interested in reading and critiquing? How would you generally describe the genre and age range of the stories you’d like to contribute?
What length range of work would you want to be critiqued? What length range are you interested in critiquing?
And if you’re not interested, please feel free to leave a comment just saying hi, or apologizing that you won’t be ready for any of this until the cow jumps over the moon, or whatever!