The author, Stephen King* has famously said,
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Read your genre.
Absorb your genre.
Let it become part of you – your writer’s voice.
Who is your ideal reader?
Everyone is different is the correct answer. Every story has a unique audience.
What kind of story are you writing?
These are clarifying questions you must ask before you begin to write. In short, identify your genre. Genre is a promise to the reader, don’t break that promise. Good writers know where the reader wants to go, then take them there in unexpected ways.
Writing makes the author vulnerable by exposing them to judgments and opinions. But this is a necessary part of any art form. Asking for and offering constructive criticism of your work is essential to becoming a better writer. The more feedback you receive before you present your work to your final audience, the better. And reading critiques of other works can inspire your work in meaningful ways.
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” —Stephen King*
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One of the most important things you can get from a writing community is feedback. It’s not always easy to find people who are willing to read and critique your work, but a good writing community will have plenty of people who are happy to do just that.
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Any adult writer in any genre is welcome to join.
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Join an existing discussion group in your genre or if you don’t see a genre that suits you, email us and we’ll create a new critique discussion group just for you. Keep in mind that existing groups will likely have more members and so your work will likely be seen by more readers, but this is a great way for your to build value on the site.
You may post any type of writing on the site that is in keeping with the current site terms and conditions of use.
In almost all cases, no. We respect the voice of our authors posts so long as your post abides by the terms of service.. In such case we may place a hold on your post and ask you to make corrections to abide by our terms of service. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that their work is polished and ready for publication.
By design, Writers Critique automatically shares your work with other members of the critique group you have joined. We may occasionally make posts available to other groups that we believe might appreciate your work as well – genres frequently overlap. This will help show your work to a wider audience without burdening others and yourself with genres that are not personally relevant.
You will receive immediate feedback on the status of your post. You can also choose to make your post private if wish to withdraw it temporarily from critique without the need to delete your post entirely.
Yes. You’re welcome to promote yourself and your skills to other members on the site and we encourage you do do so by keeping your profile and skills up to date.
There are no writing guidelines per se, but we do ask that you present your writing in a polished and ready to be read manner.
Yes. We do ask that you agree to and follow our Code of Conduct in your critique of others.
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