Thursday, March 8, 2012

Critique Groups - CBI Clubhouse

I love my critique group! We meet once a week and everyone is really helpful with their advice.
We write and critique all types of writing - children's, poems, short stories, articles, novels etc.

I now belong to a second critique group! It is only composed of children's writers.
It is an on line critique group and I am anxious to get started with the fun. . . and work!

I belong to the Fighting Bookworms of CBI Clubhouse. They put out a downloadable newsletter every month and have a great website. They have expert guides to help you with every type of children's writing. They have a Step by Step Writing Course for members, they  have lots of helpful articles and videos, free e-books and forums.

And, they now have private critique groups you can join. They will place you in a critique group depending on your experience and what type of children's manuscripts that you write.

I just got placed in one and I am looking forward to starting the process.

If you are interested in checking them out, you can click onto the link to their site from my side bar. There are a lot of things you can do and look at on their site without being a member. But members get to do a lot more. 

As writers we need to associate with other writers. They are the only ones who understand what it is like. Writing and critique groups are great. I think we all need them no matter how advanced of a writer you may happen to be.

I am not advanced by no means. When I joined my writing group around five years ago, I didn't know a thing about writing. I learned quickly after I started going to the meetings. I wish I had started writing sooner, but we are never too old to learn.

Three P's of Writing:

Do you have another word you can add?

Happy Writing!

Posted by Janet Smart at Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch
©Janet F. Smart


  1. Enjoy your new group, Janet!

  2. I would add possibilities. Because that's what this opportunity holds.Lots of possibilities. For growth, for learning, for publishing. And for prospering.
    It's your turn, Janet!
    Blessings, Barb
    Let me know how you like the group.

  3. Enjoy it Janet, one thing I've learned is we never get to old to learn..

  4. Hi Janet,
    Please share my call for submissions with your group. One calirfication, we are not seeking just humor stories. The press release should have read, OR humorous stories. We need snappy, sassy, sincere,or humorous.

  5. I'm addin' PATIENCE! Waahaaaaa!

    I'm in the group! Yeah! *waving*

    I have one I need critiqued too. I have not been on, so I did not see that you were in it, Janet! Cannot wait to get started. :-)

  6. Thanks for reading VADA FAITH. Let me know what you think!
    I'm interested in your opinion.
    Guess I won't be entering the contest this year. I've been busy working on my paperback format.
    I hope to get to the conference for Sat and bring my books to sell. A lofty goal. We'll see if I make it!
    Have a great day.
    Blessings and good luck with the contest. Barb

  7. I need to remember the three P's of writing. This is great advise for writers. I'm glad you belong to two critique groups and they are very helpful to you. It's great to get feedback from fellow wordsmiths.


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