There’s a big fat problem with most fiction critique groups out there.
An aspiring fiction writer busts out some pages and shares them with a few other aspiring fiction writers. This is incredibly brave — and usually a sad waste of time. Because no one in the group is equipped to deliver feedback better than, “I think you need an em dash there instead of two hyphens,” or the dreaded, “This just didn’t work for me.”
Comments and critiques seem to address a manuscript on the surface: grammatical errors or plot holes in particular. But what if you want something deeper? Something more meaningful? After all, your story is more than just a collection of properly spelled, impeccably worded sentences. It has a heart and soul, wrapped in characters and a plot.
Wouldn’t you like to be part of a group that has the willingness — and the knowledge — to dive into the heavy structural edits that are inevitably needed to make a story ring deep and clear in the subconscious of a reader?
What the fiction writer truly needs is a critique group committed to the structuring of stories; allies willing to learn the principles of storytelling and help the writer take a draft from not working to not put-downable.
The process of writing fiction involves more than digging deep into story structure, though. It also involves those inevitable times of little motivation and stubborn blocks. What if you could cultivate a team of supporters that help you overcome those blocks and smash through those difficult times of no motivation?
You can create that group for yourself. We did. We’ll show you how.