With the pandemic shutdown, some of our critique groups have gone on hiatus and others have disbanded. But the pandemic has also showed us new opportunities. Just as we have had successful Special Speaker Events and a whole Writers Conference virtually, we can also have virtual critique groups virtually via Zoom.
While nothing is the same as meeting in person, virtual meetings have the advantage that it doesn’t matter where you live. Whether you’re here in Los Angeles or in New York, you can have access to a GLAWS critique group. In fact, as a member, you can be in as many as your want. I’ve always been in two – one for screenwriting and one for science fiction novels.
GLAWS is putting together a letter to email to all its members asking what critique group genres they would be interested in. From the responses, we’ll see what new groups we can start.
As I’ve said in other posts, critique groups have been the biggest contributors to my growth as a writer. If you’re interested in joining a critique group, but are not a member of GLAWS, you can contact us at http://www.glaws.org/aboutus/contact.html and ask to be put on the mailing list for critique groups.
You do have to be a member of GLAWS to participate in a critique group. So while you’re there, check out the website and consider joining. As I stated before, you don’t have to live in Los Angeles anymore.
Dennis Amador Cherry
27th article completed.
First Steampunk novel: 57,328 words.
For those of you that don’t get the reference in the title: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBQFdIR_ZPg
No, I’m not showing my age, this was way before my time.