Monday, April 1, 2013

You Meet the Most Interesting People in Critique Groups

Belonging to a critique group has many advantages. Becoming a better writer is the primary one, which comes from learning about the art and craft and business of writing.

Another fun and interesting benefit is that some of the most fascinating people are writers. The members of our weekly Coffee and Critique group are no exception.

Two critique group members, who also belong to the St. Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime (Jennifer Hasheider and Judi Moresi), were mentioned recently in an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Judi talked about her mystery novel-in-progress, which our critique group has heard snippets of in the past.

Ghost-hunter Jennifer spoke to the Sisters in Crime group about her ghost hunting adventures, including the tools and equipment she uses while pursuing slippery spirits.

At critique group just last Tuesday Jennifer read an essay about -- you guessed it --- a ghost.

You can read more about Jennifer and Judi in the Post-Dispatch article.


  1. A good critique group is an unbeatable asset!

    Critter Alley

  2. My mom called me about that article on Saturday. She was all excited because she thought they actually committed crimes and then wrote about them! She says it was because of the last part of the title: A Sisterhood in Crime.

  3. You really do meet interesting and wonderful people! I think a good bunch is so helpful.

  4. Yet one more reason why being a writer is fun. Enjoyed the article!

  5. Sounds like a great group of people to spend time with...will check out the article. Thanks.

  6. Donna--Thanks to the link. I'd heard murmurings about the article, but missed it, so I was glad to read it.

    I agree. Some of the most interesting people I encounter are writers.

  7. Hi Pat,
    You are so write ;)!

    Hi Val,
    Now, that's funny!

    Hi Karen,
    We are blessed to have so many wonderful writers here.

    Hi Tammy,
    Thanks. Hope all is well with you.

    Hi Claudia,
    You are welcome. Hope you enjoy.

    Hi Sioux,
    You are welcome. I love being around writers.

  8. Yes, writers are an interesting group, that's for sure.


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