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Critique group opening!

My awesome critique group, Courtyard Critiques, is a small group looking for 1-2 new members. We welcome all genres of YA/MG fiction. Our meetings are currently every other Thursday at 10:00 AM at/or near members homes in the Greater Boston … Continue reading

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How to Form Your Own Critique Group: Step #3

Now that you’ve planned out your group and advertised for members, what’s next? Step #3: Selecting Members Once you have a bunch of people interested in your group, how do you select members? At first you may not need to … Continue reading

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How to Form Your Own Critique Group: Step #2

Now that you’ve planned out your group, what’s next? Step #2: Finding Members If you are already part of a large writing group, it may not be too hard to find people to join your group. The now fairly well … Continue reading

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How to Form Your Own Critique Group: Step #1

As many of you know, I’m the leader of a fabulous five-person critique group called Courtyard Critiques (including Peta and Livia). Many writers are reticent to join a writing group, but for me the experience has been wonderful. Maybe someday … Continue reading

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Last week’s Gossip Girl: 3 Tips for Getting Feedback from a Loved One

Did anyone catch last week’s Gossip Girl? The one where Dan wants Vanessa to give him feedback on something he’s writing? Here’s the gist–Dan is a writer and Vanessa makes films. Dan and Vanessa used to be best friends. Now … Continue reading

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Informal Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I was going to wait until after my writing group meeting to talk about this, but I really loved loved loved this book. Even though I read this book way back in December, I chose to read it again this … Continue reading

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Forcing yourself to read

In addition to critiquing each other’s writing every other week, my critique group has a monthly (published) book discussion. We read MG to YA and all sorts of genres. Some of them we’ve loved and others….not so much. Right now … Continue reading

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Writing Tips from TV: Lessons from Project Runway

I love Project Runway. Drama + high fashion + catty fighting = Awesome. But probably the most fun part about this show is watching creative minds at work. But what lessons can a writer take away from this show? #1) … Continue reading

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The Sisters Grimm Book 1: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

I just finished reading The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives for my next critique group meeting. This book is about two girls, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, who are sent to live with their grandmother, Relda Grimm, in what they … Continue reading

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