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    practical experience, FTW tprevost's Avatar
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    Looking to Form an Onling YA Critique Group

    Hey All!!! I have a critique group at home that meets weekly, but one of our members mentioned that she's apart of many groups and how much she felt she benefits from it. So, I thought I'd try my hand at forming another one that meets online, but that focusing on YA. Any takers?

    I'm currently working on a YA Paranormal Romance and am doing some edits on a YA Urban Fantasy for an R&R.

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    I'm a YA writer. Tell me more.

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    There's a YA Critique section right here.
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    Amen, Bufty. Somebody pass the biscuits.

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    Yeah, I know about the YA section, but thought it might be fun to get a specific group together that's smaller. I've always liked having a smaller group to work in, but that's just me.

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    JadeVardan, I'm just thinking of getting a small group of YA writers together where we'd email each other with a chapter or so once a week or every other week and we'd all critique the work. Just something small and informal.

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    I think your reasoning may be flawed here.

    You can't get a much smaller group than one - and it's individuals who read and critique submissions in SYW YA - it's not a group exercise. In any event there isn't exactly a flood of critters in that sub-Forum.

    I see no difference in what you're trying to achieve except that you lose the benefit of having your submissions read by a range of folk with varying degrees of experience even though only a few may decide to critique this or that submission.

    Good luck.

    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost View Post
    Yeah, I know about the YA section, but thought it might be fun to get a specific group together that's smaller. I've always liked having a smaller group to work in, but that's just me.
    Last edited by Bufty; 01-15-2013 at 04:15 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bufty View Post

    I see no difference in what you're trying to achieve except that you lose the benefit of having your submissions read by a range of folk with varying degrees of experience even though only a few may decide to critique this or that submission.

    Good luck.
    All excellent points, Bufty.

    On the other hand, I'm part of a small group that "meets" via a private forum similar to this one. In addition to great feedback from pubbed & agented & those who soon will be. It's also about developing friendships that you might not because AW is so big with so many folks.

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    I'm interested in this!

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