Phoenix, AZUSA 85037
June 6, 2013
My name is Julia. I'm a former classroom and now substitute teacher, having taught all grades through 6th. I own my own business--teaching and tutoring. I love to write and want to broaden my capabilities.
I was a little disappointed (after my second meeting 6/13) that we didn't stay with the same critiquing group as the previous meeting. Of course that's not necessarily even possible, or always optimal. It's certainly beneficial to have new eyes reviewing one's work, but it's also beneficial to have a cohort that stays the same. I don't have any ideas as to how that could be balanced. I also felt that, in general, the critiques were excessively circular, and this was not due to any particular individual (or I wouldn't be writing it here). It was a group issue. Despite all of that, there were still many gains from the evening, and I thank all for their participation.