Virtual Critique Group


Virtual Critique Group

Critiques when you need them!

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Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2016

I've never had much success with writing groups. Too many people, not enough time to do a proper job of it, too many broad subject ranges, HAVING to present something to the group, ready or not. Just never really worked for me.
But what if we had a place where we could request critiques as we need them and volunteer to critique for others as they need?

Please introduce yourself and tell us what areas you're interested in critiquing, and when you need something read, look through the group and see who's interested in your subject matter!

I know we're all busy, but if we all make a little time here and there to help each other, we'll all benefit from it. If you have other friends in She Writes who would be interested in participating, please invite them to join!

Discussion Forum

Have Story, Will Critique; Have Story, Need Critique

Started by Sharon Ferguson. Last reply by Sharon Ferguson Sep 26, 2013. 3 Replies


Started by Irene Kessler. Last reply by Deborah J. Brasket Sep 25, 2013. 3 Replies

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Comment by Sakki selznick on July 19, 2015 at 6:04pm
The sort of Jewish inspirational is the wIP. The one I just submitted is a major, massive exploration of Jewish history and ethics, mixed up with a slew of other things, mostly African-American history, which means: Anglican, AME, Catholicism, Pentecostalism, etc through characters in the 100 years of the novel.
Comment by Sakki selznick on July 19, 2015 at 6:00pm
It's literary historical, pretty complicated. I'm taking a break, blogging, doing manual labor around the house and yard, submitting, and working through plot on a screwball comedy with depth. I guess I could stretch and call it Jewish, well, not-inspirational precisely, but teasing out ethics and responsibilities. Everything I write, I find, is profoundly Jewish.

Steamy is great. My favorite sex scenes, um, expand the plot, and allowing our awareness of character to flower. Sex is such a huge part of life!

Plot order is often the toughest part of long-form writing, I think, especially in that rocky middle. I have a lit fiction WIP about opera, composing and performing. I'm going to have to take it down to bare bones, preferably with a good friend, tell the story all the way through, and make sure each plot point builds or releases tension in the best possible way.
Comment by Sakki selznick on July 18, 2015 at 8:42pm
Is a CP a critique partner? If so, I'm not shopping just now. Just finished a major project and am submitting it.

What are you writing?
Comment by Sakki selznick on July 18, 2015 at 12:57pm

I haven't found anybody on here for awhile. Not sure why. I'd offer what support I can. 

Comment by Victoria Adams on March 31, 2014 at 7:29am

Denise Baer, I can look at chapters of your novel. At the moment I'm waiting for my beta's to finish - so I have some free time.

Comment by Lira Kay on March 27, 2014 at 5:39pm

I can review your YA novel, if you still need it :-) 

Comment by Helen Rena on February 14, 2014 at 9:44am

Hi, Ruth,

My novel is 88,000 words long, and I would love to have reviews by March-April.

Here is the blurb for the novel:

Fifteen-year-old Ever is blind. Only able to see what her boyfriend, Fox, looks at, which is most often herself. But sometimes it’s also the muscled men who kidnapped Ever and Fox, and sometimes it’s an unused mall in New York City where the two teens are locked up until they’ll come into the paranormal gifts for which they were stolen. Having spent years in this mall, Ever is ready to do anything to escape.

Not so with Fox. Yes, he longs to escape too, but there’s one thing that he values above his freedom. It’s Ever’s love. Still, when the two get a chance to escape, they take it, only to discover that this chance is so dark and twisted that it just might destroy Ever’s love for Fox.

Thank you.

Comment by Ruth Feiertag on February 13, 2014 at 10:59pm


Will you tell us how long your novel is and by when you would want the reviews?


Comment by Helen Rena on February 13, 2014 at 2:13pm

Hi, Everyone,

I plan to self-publish my novel and am looking for reviewers. Would anyone be interested in reading a YA paranormal romance? I will gladly review your book in return.


Comment by Lindsay Gillis on February 7, 2014 at 7:59pm

Looking for a critique partner for my new adult erotica suspense novel. About 1/3 finished.


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