Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Guest Post at Becky Levine's

I'm doing a guest post over at Becky Levine's blog! Becky, the author of THE WRITING & CRITIQUE GROUP SURVIVAL GUIDE (Writer's Digest Books), invited me to post about how I've evolved in my critique group. Come on over and say hi!

Thanks,


Dawn :)

9 comments:

Kimberly Franklin said...

I will definitely check it out when I get home today! : )

Have a good one!

Lydia Sharp said...

I already said it there, but I wanted to say it here, too:

Excellent post! I enjoyed reading it.

And congrats on getting invited to write a guest post. This is one of the reasons why I love the blogosphere. For writers especially, it can be an amazing publicity tool, and a good way to stretch out toward new horizons. It also has a very family-like feel to it. When you find out one of your blogging friends has something exciting going on, everyone (usually) is eager to show their support.
Congrats again, Dawn! Wishing many more good things come your way. :)

Dawn Simon said...

Thanks, Kimberly! Have a great day!

Lydia, I'm so glad you liked it. :) I agree with what you said about the blogosphere. I feel like it has really stretched my view of the writing community. Thank you, and I wish you the best, too!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

I'm a full day late but I'll go by and see what you have written.
Warm regards,
Simone

Dawn Simon said...

Thanks for checking it out, Simone. You're not actually late because it just posted last night!

Guinevere said...

It's always interesting reading different people's critique group experiences. It sounds like you have a wonderful writing community to support your work!

Niki said...

There's an award for you at my blog :o)

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Great interview Dawn and very encouraging for those pondering setting up a group!

Dawn Simon said...

Guinevere, I think it's interesting to read other people's critique group experiences, too. I feel really fortunate to have wound up with such a great group.

Thanks, Niki! You're a sweetie!

Thanks, Deb! Critique groups are so important. They're our first line of defense when it comes to our writing. It's way better to have a critique partner find a weak spot than an agent. Plus critique groups are there to cheer us on when we need a boost. I definitely encourage people who don't have a group to look for one. If someone doesn't find the right fit the first time, he or she shouldn't give up. Keep looking! :)