Critique Groups

I have a novel I have written over the last year and a half and I have gone through it and gone through it pulled stuff out rearranged it put stuff in researched topics and I want to submit it to a marketable publisher but I have not gone through a critique group yet how do I do that?

I get this question a lot. It's sometimes difficult to start and/or find a good group.

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Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I've found people IRL very undependable, unfortunately! I've gotten the best feedback from online writing forums. I highly recommend writing.com. They have several novel review groups, and I don't think I could have critiqued my novel without them!

Katie Parker said...

The local library in my area (Wisconsin) has a writers' group that meets monthly. I went for the first time last month and found that most of the participants were poets--but they were still very interested in reading my work and had some background in reading and critiquing. I had a blast participating, and learned some things about poetry, too. Sometimes good resources can be found in unlikely places.

Christine Thackeray said...

If you attend a local writer's conference, you may be able to drum up a group there or put up a sign in your neighborhood bookstore. Both worked for me. I also have a small group of four from my ward that get together weekly to critique.

Michelle said...

I really miss my IRL group but six hours once a week is a bit much to drive.

I have started an online group that just needs some people to join it and be active. If your interested check it out.



Amber Lynae said...

I have been thinking a lot about critique groups recently. Your post was very timely, thank you for linking up your past posts as well, they have been helpful.