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Critique group update

We’ve had tons of great writers email me with interest in our critique group so at this point we’re no longer looking for new members. Thanks, everyone!

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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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Biased Review of a Fabulous Essay: From Words to Brain by Livia Blackburne

From Words to Brain by Livia Blackburne What happens when you read? How does your brain derive meaning from words on a page? My writing buddy¬†Livia,¬†attempts to answer these questions by explaining some of the latest in neuroscience research in … 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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