Learn to Critique
Critique Communities: Coffeehouse Select and Coffeehouse Casual
Okay, you write. Maybe you're churning out fiction on a regular basis. It's possible you've shown some of your stuff to friends and family members, who encourage you and believe you have talent. It's great hearing the kudos, but it's hard to know whether you truly have what it takes to get published.
If you want to pursue excellence in writing, and your intent is to get published, the Coffeehouse Select Critique Community is for you! Contact us for a copy of our group's guidelines. Once you've decided to subscribe, complete the enrollment form below. At one time, we charged a fee for this professionally moderated group. Now that the group is more self-sufficient, we offer it as a free service. But that doesn't mean we don't expect you to take membership seriously! Your participation as both author and critic is mandatory, as our guidelines will explain.
you feel like your writing may need a little more help with basics or you're
interested in a more relaxed community atmosphere, the
Coffeehouse Casual Critique
Community may be for you. Just
indicate on the Application form that you'd like to be considered for the
Coffeehouse Casual community.
To join our critique community, please complete the application below. NOTE: You must include a well-written, edited sample of your fiction or creative non-fiction writing to be considered for this group. Don't send us anything but your best. Applications exhibiting poor grammar, spelling, or punctuation, or containing writing samples of anything other than fiction or creative non-fiction will be rejected automatically.
Coffeehouse Select Application
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to Read and Why
Okay, we admit this may be more scholarly
reading than some of us are ready to tackle. Still, it's well worth the
effort for the serious writer. How should we read? Slowly, with love,
openness, and with our inner ear cocked. Then we should reread, reread,
reread, and do so aloud as often as possible. And why should we engage in
this apparently solitary activity? To increase our