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What weight should be given to writers groups critiques?

First of all, as a simple metric, your use of the word 'that' is 50% higher than my own (I have 930 occurrences in 100K words.) I've tried to minimize 'that' in my writing. It's one of the words that ...
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What weight should be given to writers groups critiques?

Ironically, you are basically asking another writer's group by posting here! In general, writing should be tight, and not repetitive. Using "unremarkable" four times in one paragraph might be ...
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What weight should be given to writers groups critiques?

The first thing you need to realise is that the advice from AuthorHouse needs to be taken with a very large grain of salt - they are a vanity press which expect you to pay to have your book published, ...
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What weight should be given to writers groups critiques?

Every reader's opinion is valuable to a degree, though some carry more weight than others. If several people in your critique group are giving the same feedback, there's probably something to it. If ...
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How can you start writing multi-author collaborative book?

Outline the book so the work can be broken up and worked on in individual pieces. Use Google Docs with a shared folder (can be shared with specific Google users by user id) Those two things should ...
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Incorporating new people into a critique group

The only solution I see is to let her start critiquing your novels from chapter 1; as you guys critique hers. You can warn her your chapter 1 has been through a critique already; but she may have ...
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What weight should be given to writers groups critiques?

Some writing groups are awful and shouldn't be giving advice. I'd be more considerate of my fellow writers' critiques if they were successful teachers with students who had been published and/or ...
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What benefits might there be to membership in a Writer's Guild?

Along with depending on the guild itself and what membership benefits it offers, it also depends very much on you and which (if any) of those benefits you feel you'd truly make use of. I have belonged ...
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What benefits might there be to membership in a Writer's Guild?

It depends on the specific organization. The one I know best is the SFWA -- the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. They're pretty amazing; so they're a great example of what benefits a ...
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Incorporating new people into a critique group

How the meeting is organized is extremely important. If it's efficient, then it's more welcoming. Unless I'm misunderstanding, as you have it set up now, you have 2 or 3 authors present 1 to 2 ...
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Should I join writers organizations?

Source: https://diymfa.com/community/pros-cons-writing-organization Advocacy You can promote your work at exhibits. Opportunity Award winners will have their work promoted by their peers. ...
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I have lots of ideas to write, what should I do? And what writing groups online that can keep me motivated?

1. I have too many ideas and get overwhelmed. Grossly, writers seem to be clumped together as either plotters or pantsers - those who make outlines versus those who just sit and write, respectively. ...
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I have lots of ideas to write, what should I do? And what writing groups online that can keep me motivated?

Just write them! No story ever sprang perfectly-formed from the virgin mind of the writer. Every last one of them had to write multiple drafts and slave over it. Does it sound out of character ...
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How Can You Find A Writing Buddy?

The website http://co-writers.com/ is specifically set up to help people find writing partners. It's not the most active site, but it gets a steady stream of postings, and doesn't charge for usage.
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Has self-publishing killed the critique group?

I don't think it helps that a lot of the personality today is "I want it done, and now, and instantly, and be perfect, and if you say it's not I don't care because I did it, so therefore it is perfect"...
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How can you start writing multi-author collaborative book?

I did not experience it myself, but Lyx, one of my favorite writing tool, is able to use some version control tools widely used for writing software, like the famous Git. Those tools are powerful, ...
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Seeking advice on editing process through integration into online poetry writing communities

I'm going to lean in the opposite direction of your question. ... a remote (online) poetry writing community, ... that produces growth within your personal creative process ... I see 2 separate ...
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Equipment for an Environmentally Friendly Writing Group

Google Docs (via Google Drive) That is where I do all my writing for ease of saving and access on other devices. It works basically the same as Microsoft Word minus some of the more intricate ...
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What are some good (free) writing communities?

There are far too many online sites to list. A few I've used are and some of the writers on these sights were tremendously helpful, while others were less so. Online Scribophile Critters Local ...
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What are some good (free) writing communities?

Scribes and Scribblers is a good Discord server rife with artists and writers where you can share your works, get feedback, and even generally converse about your respective craft. However, I will say ...
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Crowdsource feedback for research articles

If your only requirements are to check mistakes in grammar, spelling and punctuation, then you can use grammar checking tools(or websites) such as https://www.grammarly.com I have used it personally ...
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Seeking advice on editing process through integration into online poetry writing communities

@wetcircuit has some really good points that you should consider. I'm going to attempt to answer your question more directly, however. I'm going to use Scribophile as my example but I believe other ...
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"Group think" and least common denominator in writing groups?

Do writing groups become tunnel-visioned ... and come with their own set of biases? I believe they do, just as part of human nature. There are many studies on this regarding the outcome of focus ...
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Has self-publishing killed the critique group?

The short of it, I think not. In my experience a cohesive powerful group process like you experienced is a rare thing indeed. The better, the rarer in fact. Why so rare? It requires a lot of ...
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I have lots of ideas to write, what should I do? And what writing groups online that can keep me motivated?

Take a deep breath and repeat after me. It is okay to put something in the trunk and forget about it. Some ideas are better off in storage. I started a book, but it was based on an existing franchise....
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I have lots of ideas to write, what should I do? And what writing groups online that can keep me motivated?

The problem with multiple ideas is that you overwhelm yourself with all the ideas running in your head. Just like homework, work projects, chores, and anything else you have to do multiple things of, ...
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