Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Insecure Writer's Support Group Post Day and IWSG Critique Circle

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

The awesome co-hosts today are Gwen Gardner, Dolorah, Sarah Foster, and M. Pax!

One of the advantages of belonging to a group like this is the connections. You have a common ground with other authors and can easily find those who write in your genre.

If you are looking for a critique partner, cruise through the IWSG list and visit members’ blogs. (We also have the IWSG Facebook Group with over two thousand members.)

In addition, we paired with another group and started the IWSG Critique Circle. This group is dedicated to matching people up with the best critique partners possible. If you’re looking for partners or will be in the near future, please join this Facebook group as well.

Anyone looking for critique partners? If you have some, where did you find them?

25 comments:

Dean K Miller said...

I've been on the cusp of looking, have a beta/critiquer for small projects. But soon, I'll be on the hunt for an honest, hard-nosed reader (or 6) to help flush out the first novel.

Christine Rains said...

I have a group of fantastic critique partners and beta readers. I met my number 1 through an online role-playing group and number 2 came from a critique partner search like you're doing. Excellent match!

randi lee said...

I'm on the look out for a new critique partner. Looks like I have some blogs to visit in order to find one!

Yolanda Renee said...

Wonderful, could definitely use some help all the way around! Awesome opportunity! Thank you!

E. Arroyo said...

I have one awesome critique partner/friend. I really need to find a few more. Just asked to join group! =)

Rohn Federbush said...

ACFW American Christian Fiction Writers has a critique group on line. They train everyone before allowing them on the loopl

Pat Hatt said...

I have a few bloggers that help me out indeed at my sea

P V Ariel said...

Hi Alex, Good to be here again, Yes, I am on time
Yes, yet another group, wonderful idea to move on
such group will surely help us growing in a positive way,
Constructive criticism is the need of the hour, I am sure
people involve constructively can make others to grow
I will surely join in
Have good day
~ Phil

Debra McKellan said...

Thanks for letting me know the link is here! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That second group is growing. They've already paired off into critique partner groups.

Michelle Wallace said...

The groups are growing from strength to strength.
It's been really interesting to watch the IWSGCC groups evolve...
Happy IWSG day!

dolorah said...

I found a critique group online with some bloggers I frequently interact with. Its nice to have authors you respect offer feedback on my writing.

Sarah Foster said...

I know I should probably seek out some critique partners, but I want to make a few changes to my manuscript first. I will definitely look into the Critique Circle, though!

Michelle Athy said...

It's great to know about the critique circle. When it comes time, I'll want someone who writes in my genre to look it over this time, as well as my writing buddies.

Jemi Fraser said...

One of these days I'm going to have to join FB with all the fun things going on over there! :)

Lanise Brown said...

I didn't know there was a critique group on Facebook. I just joined the IWSGCC today. I've also been a member for a few years at the online writer's workshop called Critique Circle.com. I think the more critique circles, the merrier. :)

speculationsimpressed said...

Have a question: I've published my post, yet I haven't seen it on this page. In fact, I haven't seen any of the pings for this week here. Then I went to the signup page. There it says to link to that page. So I changed the link I have to your site in my post. Was this the right thing to do?

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I can't believe it's already February. I'm so far from getting organized. Then I screwed with my post and none of my comments this morning stayed, and well, it's silly worrying about unimportant things. I feel so grateful to have IWSG. Thank you for listening to me whine.

Sher A. Hart said...

Wow, I didn't know IWSG had a critique circle. After taxes are done, I might check it out because I doubt I'll be able to get my SCBWI group back together after such a long break. I found my first online partner in Rachel Harrie's Platform Building Campaign: Ken Rahmoeller. Then I posted a new group opening with SCBWI. It took over 9 months to get the first reply. But we had 3 more people within 3 more months. If not for me moving, we'd still be meeting.

Angela Wooldridge said...

Brilliant idea forming a critique group - it's an essential part of the writing process and yet so difficult to stumble across the right partner. I just have to sort out a facebook page first...

J.L. Campbell said...

Good job. I'm sure some useful partnerships are being formed.

cleemckenzie said...

A great help for writers. You guys are really providing a super service.

J Q Rose said...

What a perfect place to find crit partners.I am very fortunate to have cp's right in my home town. I would not be a published author without them. So important to let "fresh eyes" see your ms and offer feedback.

Zan Marie said...

I'm thinking that I need to join the ISWG! Thanks for dropping by my blog on Blitz Day!

Peaches D. Ledwidge said...

Wonderful resource.