Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My critique group

This month we're talking about friendship and I have to mention my critique group. We've been together for 5 or 6 years (I've lost count of exactly how many). What is so special about them is their support. What started as a critique group to help each other with our writing has grown into a circle of friends who share a love of the Lord and writing. I love brainstorming with them. I love spending time with them. We usually spend once a month meeting at one of our houses, eating, talking about our books and enjoying each other's company. If something happens to one, the others are their for support, an ear to listen and encouragement. That's friendship.

I want to thank Therese, Vickie, Gloria, Caron and Jan for sharing their life with me. What group of friends has blessed your life?


CatMom said...

Wow, wonderful that you're part of such a close, special group! ~ Was this picture made in your home? I love the wooden walls and stone fireplace (reminds me of a log home*sigh* which is on my DREAM LIST - - LOL!). Blessings,
Patti Jo :)

Pat Davids said...

I know what a blessing a good critique group can be. My critique partners have become my best friends.

Janet Tronstad said...

Margaret -- what a wonderful group! I must say writers do make some of the best friends.

Lyn Cote said...

Yes, Margaret,
I've been blessed with many critique groups over the years. My IA group still meets without me at the local B & N and reads my stuff and sends comments to me via email.
Critique groups can be awful or amazing support.
So glad you got the good end of that "stick." GRIN

lynnrush said...

Great group! That's awesome you've found a writing group that can walk with you on the journey! :-)

PamelaTracy said...

I love my critique group! It's been meeting every other week for almost seven years. We hardly ever miss.

Margaret Daley said...

Patti, it's at Jan's home and she has a great place. I'm so glad others feel the way I do about their critique group.


Vickie McDonough said...

I have to add an "Amen, Sister!" My critique partners are among my very best friends. I thank God for bringing us together. Love you, Margaret!

Gloria Harchar said...

Yes, we have become so very close. And I feel so blessed!!! I, too, have been in several critique groups over the years, but nothing quite like this! Not nearly as close emotionally have I been to any others as I have with this group.

I've moved away and am now about 75 miles from Tulsa, which isn't bad, but I haven't been able to meet as often as I'd like. *sniff!!* But I'm gonna shang-hai them and take them to my 1937 circa home in Ponca City! :-)

<3 U, Margaret! (Vickie, you too, gf!!!)


Missy Tippens said...

What a wonderful group, Margaret! I loved my critique group that used to meet weekly. Now we're in contact more by email.

I also love my local RWA chapter--Georgia Romance Writers. And our local ACFW chapter in the Atlanta area, W.O.R.D.

Thanks for sharing the photo!

Margaret Daley said...

Thanks, Glo and Vickie. You know how I feel.