We often write alone, but all written work—even by established veteran authors—can benefit from others’ eyes. And, at times, a writer might want to try out a scene or a short piece to see how it works with readers. For these reasons, many writers form what are called “critique groups.” Such groups meet at established times, share work, offer constructive criticism, and generally provide support and encouragement for those in the group.
SJVW strongly encourages the formation of critique groups. If you would like to form a critique group with SJVW members, contact the critique group coordinator who will assist you in setting up the group. In the meantime, click here for some helpful guidelines for the formation of critique groups and their operation.
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