Hello and welcome to Tabby’s Nocturnal Nights. I’m so happy to be here today. I decided to blog about critique partners because I am so blessed to have found a good one. It was by chance I came across my critique group online. New to critiquing I jumped right in, started doing critiques, and receiving them. I got many critiques in return and learned so much from the feedback I received. I wondered how they could read the same sentence I did and point out grammar issues, repeats, passive voice, when I read the sentence as perfect! My writing has improved so much because of my wonderful crit group.
Well, not only did I learn to tighten my writing, I found friends and critique partners who are the most precious anyone could ask for. Who knew that you could find a BFF in an online group? That is exactly what happened to me. My CP is wonderful. She is tough on me and I trust her to give it to me straight, which is an invaluable tool. We clicked and I adore her. And, as a bonus, I found a lifelong friend who is an awesome writer so I can be her biggest fan when she gets published, because she is that good. We just have to get her work in front of the right people.
The friends I made—and am making—are wonderful. The entire experience has been great. I encourage anyone who isn’t in a critique group to look for one because you just never know who you’re going to meet.
I am thankful for my critique groups and want to say thank you to all the wonderful critters who have helped me become a better writer. How about you? Do have any critique group BFF’s? I would love to hear your stories too!
Have a great day!