“Criticism is how we get better. Why is it the worst writers seem the least ready to listen?”—Chip MacGregorCan’t find a local writing critique group? The following online groups include critiquing opportunities. They are listed on the Writer’s Digest - 101 Best Sites for 2008.
Critique Groups for Writers [http://www.critiquegroups.com/]
Members of this site can form private groups to workshop their writing.
Edit Red [http://www.editred.com/]
Head over to Edit Red for peer critiques. The site also offers a free personal webpage.
This site presents free contests and peer-to-peer reviews. It also includes the ability to create your own contest and challenge other writers.
Mike’s Writing Workshop [www.groups.yahoo.com/group/mikeswritingworkshop] This community includes nearly 9,000 writers willing to share information and critique your work.
My Writers Circle [http://www.mywriterscircle.com/]
This forum boasts nearly 6,000 members and an active critique section.
Romance Writing Tips
This site doesn’t offer critiques, but it offers links to other groups that do.
The Internet Writing Workshop [http://www.internetwritingworkshop.org/]
The Internet Writing Workshop offers discussions and critiques delivered to your e-mail inbox. There’s no fee for this service, but there’s a minimum participation time of 30 minutes a week.
The MuseItUp Club Critique Group
Critique groups are limited to five people so your work can get more personal attention.
The Writing Bridge [http://www.thewritingbridge.org/]
If you are serious about your craft, members have access to critique forums and creative writing prompts.
Today’s Woman [http://www.todays-woman.net/]
Today’s Woman has nearly 1,000 members who participate in its forum, online critiques and weekly contests. Forty-three percent of the members are men.