It’s Wednesday! The first Wednesday in the month means it’s time for a new Insecure Writer’s Support Group update. This month’s topic is critique groups.
I’ve been a member of the online critique group Critique Circle for several years now, since 2012. The Critique Circle or CC, as most members call it, has been quite helpful to me over the years. While I haven’t been active on the site lately, there are plenty of writers who are keeping busy in the story queues and forums. The site even features private queues and forums.
A critique circle whether it’s online or face-to-face can be a great resource for us to find encouragement, positive criticism on writing, and feedback to hopefully improve our craft.
If you’re looking for a critique group or crit partners, try the Critique Circle. It’s free to join. There are also a couple of Facebook groups hosted by IWSG. There’s the IWSG Facebook Group and the IWSG Critique Circle. I just joined the IWSG Critique Circle today and I hope to see there.
Apparently, I forget to introduce myself in last month’s IWSG post but better late than never. So, if you don’t know me already, I’m a writer, daydreamer, and would-be Timekeeper. Don’t ask about the Timekeeper thing.
I’m an ebook hoarder, part-time ninja, and I’m an avid lover of all things Steampunk. Steampunk books, movies, art, clothes, you name it. I generally love anything Victorian and really love the Victorian age powered by steam. In my spare time, I try to write stories about science fiction and romance and end up creating some weird combination of science fantasy.
Speaking of writing, I would like to thank all of the wonderful people that visited my blog from last month’s IWSG post. I valued your advice and have started working on one of my old WIPs again with a simple goal of writing one paragraph a day. It’s slowly working for me and I may bump it up to two paragraphs a day next.
In addition to that goal, I’m working on something new. It’s a story that I hope will be better than my last attempt at a Steampunk novel, which failed miserably. I’m still working out the details for this new book, and there will be more updates coming soon.
In the meantime, if you want to meet other writers and bloggers, you can signup to join the Insecure Writer’s Support Group here.
Have a happy February everyone. 🙂