I actually, and this is a big deal for me, asked my husband to edit several pages. He himself is a good writer with a distinctive voice, but I have hesitated because I want his critique but don’t want to disappoint him or get discouraged. Does anyone get that?
I am looking up critique groups on line listed in Writers Digest several years ago (February2003) to see if they are still working and will share that with you when I know more. But the article gave some excellent suggestions: There are advantages and disadvantages to critique groups You may develop relationships with other writers that enhance your work.
- On line groups deliver rapid feedback to help pinpoint a problem.
- You may come across published writers, editors and publishers – someone who might give your writing career a push.
- A group is another tool to provide growth.
- The quality might be spotty.
- Someone may give discouraging advice that might hinder your confidence and encourage doubt about your ability.
- The biggest potential threat is computer security. But on line groups might also inhibit plagiarism by having your work submitted with a specific time record.
- Interesting option, don’t you think? I will continue with more information next time.
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