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Sunday, 22 November 2009

Crit buddies

This week I am going to spend time with several good writerly friends. We are going to eat, talk, critique each other's novels, talk, drink, admire the scenery, eat, drink, talk some more...

I expect to learn a lot, not just from the critiques my friends will give my work but from listening to them critiquing other works. It's one of the best ways to grow as a writer, I believe: listen to what people have to say about their own work, my work, and the work of other writers. And, of course, to talk, eat and drink in good company.

Writers are special to each other. It is so good to be in the company of friends who talk, eat and sleep writing. It is so good to start a quote and have a friend finish it. It is so good to share ideas, to talk about books, to commiserate over rejections. To share life experiences and reminiscences.

I love my writerly friends:-)

9 comments:

Jo said...

I am no writer, but I like the talk, eat and drinking part. Have fun.

Marilyn Z. Tomlins said...

Right now I am running fast from anyone who wants to talk to me about writing. The reason: too much writing in my life.

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Mabel said...

So true, Satima!
I belong to two online critique groups for that very reason. Though of course we miss out on the eating and talking part. But that's the best I can manage at the moment and I do find it both valuable and motivating.
All the best, dear friend,
Mabel

Satima Flavell said...

Thanks folks. Yes, sometimes writing seems to gobble up time, doesn't it, Marilyn? But there's so much joy and good companionship to be had from writers' get-togethers that I feel deeply blessed in my writerly buddies. We had a lovely four days away and hope to do it again soon. If you can't get to a live group then online ones are the next best thing, as you say, Mabel. I've belonged to a couple and found them invaluable.

Loved Connie, BTW, Mabel:-)Thanks for sharing your lovely book with me. If you're willing to have other people look at your books please comment again and leave the URLs here.

Sue Bursztynski said...

You are so lucky to have your writerly friends local. Most of mine live interstate - it has been years since I had a chance to do what you have done. On-line just isn't the same.

Satima Flavell said...

I am lucky, while I'm in Perth! I'm lucky to be able to spend time here house-sitting, because I really live in Mount Gambier, a country town in South Australia. There are writers groups there but nothing serious or in-depth, so I know what you mean. Even when I'm not in Perth, I exchange crits with friends by e-mail, chat on Facebook etc. I agree, it's not the same, but it's the next best thing:-)

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