Pitch Wars is a wonderful contest that helps writers. Brenda Drake is the creator. To find out more, click here.
By entering the contest, I found a critique group that I’m still a part of today. The video at the bottom zooms in on this aspect more.
What is a Critique Group?
Mine is a group of writers that write in a similar genre as me. Which I’ve found works best. By partnering with other writers this way, the group is filled with people who are focused on what readers want in that particular genre.
Yes, I read in multiple genres, but I also read a ton within the one that I write in. And the idea is that the group I’m involved with is filled with writers doing the same. But even if your critique group is filled with writers of different genres, overall you want partners who know how to construct a story (pacing, characterization, character arcs, show vs tell, etc). These people aren’t just readers, they’re writers as well. They know what problems to look for and usually have suggestions on how to fix them.
How to Find a Partner
Found a Partner, Now What?
Writing Tip: A podcast that explains Beautiful Prose, Purple Prose. Season 12, Ep. 13.
Great Tool for Writers