#BlogFlash2013- Day 16- Community

22 Mar


Sophie recently joined her first critique group. She was leery, afraid she’d come across like an idiot, but began commenting and offering suggestions to improve the manuscripts. She also bit her lip and submitted her stories for critique.

Sophie saw that her suggestions, for the most part, were being used in the revisions of other group members. She also received suggestions for her own story that she might have missed if it were not for ‘fresh eyes.’

She felt exhilarated and inspired knowing she had joined a like-minded community. Sophie was no longer writing alone and was forging new friendships too boot.

Photo credit- www.wildwriters.com

Photo credit- wildwriters.com

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7 Responses to “#BlogFlash2013- Day 16- Community”

  1. Aria Glazki March 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    The outside perspective of great critique groups or readers is so useful but so daunting, as you’ve shown! I’m just starting to get readers’ feedback on my novel, and my local critique group is new enough to be still gelling into a community but I hope for the best. Nice post.

    • Donna L. Sadd March 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

      Thanks Aria, and much success with your novel. :0)

  2. Aria Glazki March 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Thanks, Donna!

  3. Carlie M A Cullen March 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    Good critique groups are a wonderful way to improve your writing and make friends with like-minded people. Something tells me this ‘story’ is based in fact – would I be right??
    Nicely done! 🙂

  4. Kimberly Gould March 26, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    Good for Sophie! That first step can be so hard. I recently joined my second LIVE writing group. The first only met once before disbanding for the summer (and never to be heard from again). I hope this one fares better.

    • Donna L. Sadd March 27, 2013 at 7:05 am #

      Good luck Kimberly, I hope your new group holds together and gets good works done. :0)

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