Archive for October, 2012

Should My Critique Group Be Face to Face or Online? Over the last several posts, I’ve discussed finding the right critique group.  But is this group virtual or in person? Let’s take a look. I currently belong to a face-to-face group and an online group and from my experience, I can share a few advantages […]

  Choosing the Right Critique Group So far we’ve talked about the importance of knowing what we want from a critique group and clarity about what a group wants from us.  So how do you know what group is right or wrong for you? How do I know if I’m in the right critique group […]

What does a Critique Group want from me?  In my last post I discussed clarity about what you want in a critique group. Today let’s look at the other side of the story — what does a critique group want from you. Honesty — yes, it’s subjective, but honest feedback stripped of any agendas (see […]

What do I want from a Critique Group? One of the most helpful or hurtful things for a writer is a critique group.  Helpful when the group enables you to learn, to grow, to stretch.  Hurtful when the group either pulls you down into the muck or stalls you out.   I’ve had a taste […]

I Want to Thank Debra Easterling for joining us today.  Debra has a thriller coming out in October from Champagne Books called TWENTY MILES NORTH OF LVOV. And she’s currently working on a chic lit mystery, which I’m hoping we’ll find out about in our interview. Debra, before we get to TWENTY MILES NORTH OF […]