I’ve learned many new things in critique groups. It is helpful to have others read what we write.
With a new year facing us, now might be the perfect time to think about starting or joining a critique group.
The first thing to do is ask before you start or join is: what is the purpose of a critique group? What do I want this group to do, or not to do? If you are already involved in one group, perhaps you need to assess what that group does for you, and decide to accumulate a different group of writers with different skills. And if you aren’t already in a group, consider what you think you need the most. Maybe you need to join two groups to meet different needs. Learn more.