Learn to Critique
CH Select is undergoing some construction - and the wait time is very long. Applications are still being taken, and those accepted will go to the new list. Our apologies for the wait.
Thank you for your patience!
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.
Don't forget to check out our other wonderful writing lists! We have much to offer--motivation, high drama, poetry, a reader's club and kinship. Take a look and see for yourself.
To join our critique community, please complete the application below. NOTE: You must include a well-written, edited sample of your fiction writing to be considered for this group. Don't send us anything but your best.
WAITING LIST: The Coffeehouse Select community will be reopening soon. A wait of up to two weeks is expected.
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