"Fiction is the purest art. Commercial fiction is the butter, the darkest chocolate, and the finest malt. That's why we are so addicted to it."--Angie Brooksby-Arcangioli
A very funny You Tube video about crit groups from writer Jackson Pearce
I gotta find me one of these. (Though I am quite lucky to have an excellent crit partner I've never met in person...maybe I should count my lucky stars. Bobbie, if you're out there, you rock.)
Thanks for the shout-out! They're an invaluable group--after all, they got me to you!
I once had a wonderful writer tell me to appreciate my crit grp-that what we had was rare and special. He was right. And I do. I'm so grateful. Somehow I managed to hook up with an incredible bunch of writers. Much like it seems Karen has.I learned it the hard way, though. The one time I didn't rely on them-instead, workshopped it elsewhere- big mistake. Never again. I'm a fortunate woman to have them.
I actually found a useful crit partner web page not too long ago-- http://critpartnermatch.ning.com/It's kindof like a social dating site, except you're looking for crit partners instead. It's fairly new, but I really think it's a great idea.
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