Why I like my critique group

I had a good day today. Got some real quality work done. I was excited about showing the results to someone.
This is why I work with critique groups. In the past I would write something and try show or explain what I’d done. But all too often, there’s a wall. Most people do not understand the creative process – that completing one task may create other issues from spelling to inaccurate facts.
But the critique group is looking for growth, development, and improvement. They are familiar with the genre, tone and voice of the project. And as it evolves, they stay with it because they are a part of the growth and help mold the story through their questions, suggestions and supportive criticism.
Having a critique group that is consistent, constructive and understanding is better than a wireless printer or ten free reams of paper.
It is not better than a fully developed plot plan… but to have plot plan and a critique group is awesome.

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About 3by3 writing method

The author of 12 books, half of them textbooks, two novels and three self help. has struggled with his challenges of completion, distractions, plotting and writers block. Finally after getting stopped I stopped and analyzed what was going on and spent a lot of introspection, research and reading trying to locate the source of these issues. The result of was the 3by3 writing method - a three step program to start and then continue the process of completing a story all the way to publication.
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2 Responses to Why I like my critique group

  1. sfbell09 says:

    I agree, a constructive group to examine your work is worth more than just about anything. The feedback that helps you grow cannot be replaced, and I feel helps you produce a much better piece of work.

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