01 August 2011
Some of my writing friends and I went to an author panel on Saturday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, which is my new favorite bookstore, by the way. On the panel were YA authors Linda Gerber, Julia Karr, Julie Kagawa, Kay Cassidy, Kristina McBride, Sara Bennett Wealer, and Saundra Mitchell.
It was so much fun! The authors were all great, and I loved getting to meet them. I got signed copies of THE IRON KING by Julie Kagawa and THE VESPERTINE by Saundra Mitchell, and I'm excited to read them. I only wish Ingrid, the fourth piece of the We Heart YA pie, had been there.
My critique group is pretty fantastic. I'm little biased, of course, but I really feel like we have something special. We're all completely different, and I think that's why we mesh so well. Every single week, I'm thankful that I found them.
If you want to be a writer, I think the most important thing, besides the actual writing, is having a good critique group.
I somehow stumbled into mine by accident. We Heart YA just sort of happened, without any of us really planning it. So I'm curious to know how other people find their critique groups.
If you're a writer, are you a part of some kind of writer's group? If so, how did you find them? I'd love to hear the story.
And check out the blogs of my critique partners Kristan and Sarah.
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