Webly Wednesday: Online critique groups
Most writers want feedback at some point, especially if they aim for publishing. Some like to discuss their stories in the making, others prefer getting critiques of their finished works. Some are in local writing groups, others let friends read their stories. Whatever the case, feedback is often very useful. And in our modern day and age, we can find critique partners or groups online.
- Book Country
I came across the link on Fiction Groupie (whose Crit Partner Matchmaking you may also find interesting). Book Country is a site by Penguin meant to be a community where fiction writers of various genres can exchange feedback. It seems that agents and publishers can join too, and it has a nice genre map as well.
- Critique Circle
Sign up and put a story in the queue for comments. You can share your works with all members or exchange stories with a select few.
- Critique.org Workshops
Has a number of web based workshops, amongst them the link below.
I think it was Nathanael Green who brought this one to my attention. Critters is an online critique workshop for fantasy, science fiction and horror writers. The site also has a lot of useful links.
An online writers workshop for exchange of ideas and constructive criticism.
I am not personally familiar with all the sites listed above, but I hope that they can be of use to some of you.
- Literary Legos: Writers Transformed.
I want my own Milton. And Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway are just spot on. For more writers and historical figures, have a look at the FC Historical Figure Contest.