The Write Idea: A Writers' Critique Group (June 2024)

Jun 27, 2024

Online event

Join fellow Premium members online for this bimonthly writers' critique group.

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The Write Idea

Join us for our virtual, bimonthly peer critique session, the Write Idea: A Writers’ Critique Group on June 27 from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. ET. Hosted on Zoom by ARA Elena Dee, our meeting will offer Premium members an opportunity to give and receive feedback on 500 words from a work in progress. This session is meant for all writers, whether they belong to a critique group or not. Unlike a regular critique group where in-depth analysis is possible, the Write Idea is structured to offer a snapshot view—highlights and immediate reactions. You might be looking for first impressions from a fresh eye. Or you might be looking for sympatico peers to form a critique group with. (SCBWI Canada East offers support to those who are interested in doing so. Visit our Critique Groups page for more information.) Keep reading below for more details.

Here’s how it will work

Three or four manuscripts of any genre will be selected for attention. Each peer critique will be allotted 20 minutes, broken down into three sections: 1-optional elevator pitch (1-2 minutes) 2-reading the piece aloud (2-7 minutes) 3-feedback via verbal comments and a short critique poll made up of questions drawn from the critique guidelines in SCBWI’s THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PUBLISHING FOR CHILDREN (7-10 minutes). General feedback will be solicited and should be framed in a kind and constructive manner. All Premium members are welcome, whether you are looking for feedback or not.

Submission guidelines and registration confirmation

To view your registration confirmation, go to your Member Home and click on Events under the black bar at the top of the page. All events you have registered for will be displayed on this page.

The Zoom link for this event and instructions on how to submit your work can be found by clicking the green Meeting Info button.

Additional event notes

Questions about this event? Contact Elena Dee, our chapter’s ARA and the host for this event.

Looking to join a critique group?

Would you like to join one of our regular critique groups? Visit our Critique Groups page for information on In-Person Critique Groups and Online Critique Groups.

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SCBWI Canada East

This event is hosted by SCBWI Canada East. Please contact the event host listed above or a member of the Regional Team if you have questions.