Virtual Critique Group


Virtual Critique Group

Critiques when you need them!

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Latest Activity: Mar 23

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 Kathryn on July 20, 2015 at 5:11pm

I'm horrible at history...kudos to you for taking that on...

I'm the same way...if I can talk the story out with someone, I'll probably be able to figure out the best way to accomplish what I want in this first book...

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 Kathryn on July 19, 2015 at 1:38pm

what did you just submit?

Comment by Kathryn on July 19, 2015 at 1:37pm


I have quite a few WIPs. A couple are YA, A couple are Christian/Inspirational, but the main one right now is NA (I guess). I'm not sure if it's Erotica, but it's kinda steamy...I'm having some trouble with I know what I want to happen, I just don't know what's the best order to bring about the outcome I want 

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 Kathryn on July 18, 2015 at 6:42pm

Are you looking for a CP?

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 Kathryn on July 18, 2015 at 11:53am

Is this group active?

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.


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