Monday, June 29, 2009

Critique Offer

I've been really enjoying my new critique group. I encourage you--if you aren't part of one--find one. The information we are sharing is invaluable.

And since I strongly believe in passing along anything I learn about writing, I'd like to do that today. If you are a writer and don't have anyone other than your husband, wife or best friend to read a chapter and comment, I'd like to make the offer to do that for you.

I've got some free time this week. Send me a short chapter or story (talker445@yahoo.com) you need another set of eyes to look at. But let me know here that you are sending it first! What I'll do is use the review part of Microsoft Word and leave comments on anything that I myself have been critiqued on.

I'll do as many as I can get through between now and Sunday.

I promise to be kind but honest--just like I expect my critique partners to be with me.

So jump in, be brave, let someone else read your work. I bet it is fantastic!

18 comments:

Eileen Astels Watson said...

You're so generous, Terri. I hope you enjoy the reads.

Pat said...

Terri! What critque group? Inquiring minds that live close want to know!

: )

Kara said...

Terri, what a wonderful offer. I'm going to try to send something:)

T. Anne said...

Indeed you are brave! I'm too busy/chicken... ;)

Jill Kemerer said...

You're the best!! Ladies--take her up on her offer--you won't regret it!

Jody Hedlund said...

Wow, Terri. What a wonderful offer. I wish I had something written to send you! But I'm only in the planning phase right now! Will enjoy hearing how the crits go!

Pat's Place said...

What a wonderful offer! Wish I had something ready to have you read. I am considering going on a sabatical this fall so that I can accomplish some REAL writing for a change. I told a group this afternoon that I would not be available in the fall--their response was disbelief! Guess I need to make it "for real!"

sherrinda said...

Okay, Terri, I'll be brave and send you a chapter. Yikes! Be brutal now, I can take it. :0

Jan Cline said...

I would love to send you chapter 2. Do you still have Chapter 1?

Alexandra said...

I would love to send my first chapter...I'm having trouble w/the opening hook thing. I've just read it for so long that I just don't notice anything any more...even though I know that something is wrong with it. ;- )

Thanks SO MUCH!

Lin said...

thanks for the offer but i'm on vacation right now...

Angie Ledbetter said...

Terri, what a nice offer. Hugs

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

Thanks for the offer. Unfortunately, I'm not ready yet for a critique.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Wendy said...

Terri,
I'm honored to be working with you. I enjoy reading your work and know it's about time I get something your way. :D
~ Wendy

Jessica said...

Very kind offer Terri! Go you! Everyone, I can attest that Terri is a kind and gentle critiquer, but she spots good stuff. :-)

Greg C said...

Wow I didn't know today's post was going to be so frightening. Thinking thinking, maybe I will.

Carmen said...

I missed it while away on vacation. I would love to take you up on that another time. Will you critique a short story meant for magazines and such?
Hope you are having a wonderful summer! It sure is hot here!

Sande said...

I'm with Pat. How do you find a group of said sorts?