In my last two posts, I talked quite a bit about the pros and cons of critique groups, and also about their limitations. I’ve had bad experiences in the past that make me pretty apprehensive and bitter about them. However, they also have a unique kind of power that can really help you get ahead in professional writing. It’s all about pairing up with the right people for the right project. Here are some tips to help you do just that!
A critiquing group has the kind of power that can either buoy up or weigh down a budding writer just trying to learn and improve. If there s one thing you can take from my words, it would be this: use that power wisely!