UPDATED TO ADD: Completed version of the chapbook: Overly Fond Of Prisms emailed to 2 Sylvias / Wilder press today!!! See poetry page for details!
In my about page I mention that I am a member of Pinellas Writers.
We have a Zoom meeting weekly where we critique & accept critique. One of the rules is - don't respond. This can be hard but it is valuable to take a critique in and sit with it a minute. This article talks about why.
Giving critiques is also useful to developing skill as a writer. Learning to listen for plot holes or vague wording or whatever takes you out of someone's story helps you to learn how to find the same weaknesses in your own story.
Tonight I was moderator for the meeting for the first time. It was a little scary yet at the same time enjoyable.
Lately I have been writing funny recaps of meetings for our Facebook page.
This was tonights recap:
>We strolled the beach laughing while you chased our umbrella that kept blowing away and rain got in our coffee days before you died.<