Who Should Join? Looking for romance novel writers (any sub genre, including but not limited to contemporary, historical, erotic, m/m, paranormal) to join a critique group. Romance writers at any stage of their career, from beginner to published, are welcome. You must be ready to submit your work to be critiqued by other members as well as be prepared to give thoughtful and helpful comments to other members on their writing. (Please see below criteria for more info!)
What is the Focus of the Group? The focus is on sharing current work and providing constructive feedback to improve each member's writing. This group is also designed to be a valuable resource to share information about the craft, current trends in the romance genre, publishing information, etc.
How Often and Where Will the Group Meet? The plan is to meet twice a month. Day, time, and location are being determined. Location will be in the near west suburbs (Forest Park or Oak Park).
• Must be willing to commit to a regular schedule (twice a month) of reading and critiquing. While missing a meeting from time to time is understandable, critique groups work best if all members are able to commit.
• Must be willing to share work ahead of time via electronic media (emailed in Word or PDF format).
• Must be able to give and take critique.
• Must be actively working on a draft of a ROMANCE novel. (This group is for romance only!)