Critique groups are popular among writers but they don’t serve the purpose for which they were intended. Critique groups don’t help writers improve their work. In fact, they do just the opposite. It is the traditional critique group that is responsible for perpetuating writing myths that kill the effectiveness and professionalism of any writing.

Traditional critique groups

don’t work because:

  • They lack the input and advice of a professional writer.
  • They are nothing more than inexperienced writers giving uninformed suggestions and reviews. Reading is not a qualification for knowing how to write. Struggling writers are not the best judge of other struggling writers.
  • Uniformed writers don’t have the information relevant to be of benefit for those writing in different genres or for different audiences.

We’ve solved the problem.

The next best thing to working one-on-one with a professional writer is the VIP Critique Group. The VIP Group is an alliance of serious writers who submit their writing for review and receive a professional evaluation in return. The group setting allows you to take advantage of the information and advice given to the other writers. All the while you’ll learn how expertly written material is accomplished—why some things work and other things don’t.

You’ll become a part of a group of individuals who invariably become life-long friends. You will find the experience exciting and encouraging as you watch each writer grow and become successfully published.

  • Your work is evaluated each meeting by a published, experienced writer.
  • You don't have to work alone not knowing whether your writing is making the grade or not.
  • You will actually see significant improvement in your writing after your very first meeting.
  • VIP Groups are small to ensure personal attention—seven or less members per group.
  • You can be confident you’re getting the right information and advice for the genre and audience you want to reach.
  • You can join a group no matter where you live. Our system allows us to meet face-to-face without anyone leaving home using a system that doesn't feel like technology.

Here's what VIP Critique Group

members say

I am part of the VIP Group and look forward to it every time. I think it's been about three years of attending. My writing has grown in so many ways. It’s hard to describe here but let's just say: Characterization, tone, function, use of words to create an emotional response, and overall rhythm has greatly improved. Nora always has a new concept to share that helps me make my stories come alive. I also like the interaction with fellow writers with whom I have become friends.

- Johanne C.

Nora will read each word with a magnifying glass and help you to use words that paint a picture for your readers. She will make you stretch yourself in ways you never imagined...and you will be a better writer for the experience.

- Paulie A.

Nora will read each word with a magnifying glass and help you to use words that paint a picture for your readers. She will make you stretch yourself in ways you never imagined...and you will be a better writer for the experience.

- Paulie A.

Thank you, Nora for a great year of writing! Your invaluable instruction and mentorship launched my career.

My list of credits now includes magazines such as the Tahoe Quarterly, Fiddler Magazine, Sacramento Parent, and Wild West. You are the best!

- Deanne K.

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