Monday, March 24, 2014

Coffee and Critique Writers' Group Take Ten Interviews

It's hard to believe the Coffee and Critique writers' group has been going for seven years.

When I founded the group in 2007, along with Lou Turner, we wanted it to be open to writers of all levels, with the motto that critiques would be "candid, but kind."

Each week we have about 10-12 enthusiastic and supportive writer show up, and last year we published our first anthology. We also have encouraged writers to submit to publications -- and all have achieved success!

On our Coffee and Critique blog you can find updates about our group. One popular series is the "Take Ten" interview feature with the our members.

Interviews began last May. Doyle Suit was first, followed by the late Nick Nixon, then Bill Mueller, Alice Muschany, and Lou Turner.

Last week it was my turn to answer interview questions.

This year we will continue the tradition, with one member who has contributed to our anthology being featured each month.

Check back often to the Coffee and Critique blog to find out about some of our members.


  1. Will hop over and check it out! Congrats! :)

    1. Thanks, Karen, and congratulations on your 5th blogger anniversary.

  2. Quite enlightening! About the advice you got to "take your gloves off," I won't be surprised if somebody tells me to put MY gloves ON.

  3. I'm sure the interviews will be terrific. I plan to participate, BTW (thanks for the invite), I just need my trusty computer back in service.

    Critter Alley

  4. I like the three words that describe you. Says it all!

  5. Hi Val,
    Hehehe. You're so funny. I love your blog!

    Hi Pat,
    You are most welcome. Thanks for being a C&C original and coming when your schedule permits--and for including your wonderful story in our anthology.

    Hi Linda,
    Thanks! Those three words have helped keep me focused -- and sane.

  6. I've heard such good things about Coffee and Critique. Thanks so much for all the great information in these last few posts. And congratulations on your 2014 Erma Bombeck placement, as well as your forthcoming publication in the Not Your Mother's Book series. Yay, Donna!

  7. Donna, you are such an involved writer! Thanks for the link to Coffee & Critique. I'll check it out.


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