Trying to Finish Your Book? There's Strength in Numbers Whether you're trying to revise your novel or polish up an article to pitch to magazines, it pays to have a few sets of eyes look over your work. But, how can you be sure you're getting an unbiased and objective opinion? A writing critique group may be the answer you're looking for, and this book arms you with everything you need to find a group that suits your specific writing needs. Whether you're looking to join an existing group or start one of your own, you'll learn how to: Find compatible critique partners Develop your "editor's eye" and analyze writing like a professional Construct organized and well thought-out critiques Give and receive constructive feedback Run efficient critique meetings and maintain a good group dynamic Apply the feedback you receive to your own writing and make revisions Complete with worksheets, sample critiques and examples, The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide gives you tools to hone your editing skills and deepen your understanding of how to revise your own work as well as someone else's.
With the help of this guide your writing critique group can be a helpful resource for you and your writing partners for years to come.
Becky Levine is a writer, freelance editor, and speaker. Becky is a book reviewer for The Horn Book Guide, speaks regularly at writing clubs and conferences, and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Sisters in Crime (SINC), and the California Writers Club (CWC).