Monday, May 11, 2009
Contest Underway & Critique Groups
The pitch contest on the QueryTracker blog officially opened today and is running very smoothly. It will close at midnight tonight. If you want to enter, be sure to head on over to the QTblog for all the details. Only certain genres will be accepted, so be sure to read the fine print. Speaking of fine print, tomorrow I'll be forwarding the pitch entries to Brendan Deneen of FinePrint Literary Management. (Yes, that cool pic is of none other than Mr. Deneen.) He's one awesome guy to work with, let me tell you. He'd be a great agent for anyone to have!
I've recently reconnected with an old school chum who is at the beginning of his writing journey. He asked me about critique groups. I'm very lucky to belong to Write For Tweens, a critique group via Yahoo Groups. I cannot tell you the many, many ways my crit-mates have helped me become a better writer. However, my membership in this group kind of fell into my lap, so I've never had to seek one out, which leads me to my question for you:
How did you find your critique group?