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First off, I have no real take on critique groups because I’ve never been a member of one. But it’s one of those things that many writers have likely thought about at some point whether they’ve been involved in a group or not.
For me, I think it would be the one thing that would actually motivate me to get some writing done. Because if the group is meeting once a week or every two weeks and you’re expected to bring some of your writing for critique, then there would be no hiding the fact that you’re not writing. I mean, it wold be easy to not go, but then what would be the point of joining in the first place if you’re not going to utilize the other writers in the group, right?
I found one in Houston a long time ago before I’d even finished my first book, but decided against joining because there were membership dues when meetings were always at someone’s house. Forget that.
Anyway, now I’d like to know what good joining a critique group has done for you and your writing. You may even convince me to join one myself.