I recently joined a new online critique group. It's one of those put together by a matchmaker through a writing group we all belong to. Five of us, all unpublished and with finished or nearly finished manuscripts of similar genres, who didn't know each other prior to joining the group. And all fairly new at critiquing.
We agreed it could be helpful to let the writer know if the others thought she was moving in the right direction before she went on but would re-critiquing the same pages at this point slow us down too much, making it difficult to finish each other's manuscripts?
So, as writers do, I'm looking to the more experienced among us for advice. If you are or have been in a critique group, did you run into this question? How did you handle it? If you circled back, did it bog down the progress of the group. Did you benefit from a re-write and re-critique process? Did anyone get caught in an endless loop?
I'd really appreciate your input.
Thanks to all that offered their vote on a replacement for my regular groaners (last Friday's post). I'm working out a new "post closers" schedule but for now I offer these - which are neither quotes, bloopers, groaners, or trivia, but I hope will give you a chuckle.
Thoughts for Today:
Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.
A day without sunshine is like ... well... night.
On the other hand, you have different fingers.
When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.
(Hmmm, maybe that last one was a groaner. Sorry.)