Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
Group Info Group Founded 3 Years ago Statistics 259 Members
9,540 Pageviews247 Watchers

:star:NEW RULE:star:

As of March 2014 we are instating the following rule.
:bulletred: All pieces submitted for a critique must include at least one question in the artist's comments as to how you want the critic to look at your work. This helps us help you better because if we know you are worried about line 3 or the sexuality between Mary and Bob then we can address that in our critique and help you more.
We will check submissions, and remind you if you have forgotten, but save everyone the trouble of reminding and reminding again.

:bulletred: Another new rule is that we will only be accepting ONE chapter of a story at a time. Please don't submit your entire novel at once, and please put a brief summary of what has happened in each passing chapter alongside your questions in the comments section. This way, our critics will give you feedback without having to read the whole thing. Sorry, but we're a group that tries to be fair to everyone, and it's not fair to critique 50,000 words by one writer and then 2000 by another.

:star:Critics Needed:star:

We are looking for more critics to join the team - remember, the more we have the faster the critiques will get done.
:star: Poetry Critics are needed more urgently than prose, but nobody will be turned away from the team :star:
Critics are more than welcome to still submit their own work for critique by the others.
Critics need to commit to at least ONE critique a month.
If you want to be a critic, or know of someone who does, please note me (magicaljoey) with a note titled GNC Critic.
:star: If there is someone who has critiqued your work who you think would make a good critique link me to their critique and I will contact them. :star:

:iconfront-2-back: is a recently opened group that aims to check out your first chapter, your blurb, your synopses, your prologue. Is it ready to be read.

:iconadopt-a-writer: is back in action. Head on over and become a mentor, a mentee or a buddy!
:iconunderstood-accepted: has placed new support systems in place so come have a look.
:iconlearn2crit-lit: is a place where people can learn/practice/teach critiquing. Come and see and bring your friends.

I hope that all is well with you.

On our main page is a list of the critics and what they critique. This is to let you, the members, know who is who. Hopefully you will visit their pages and browse their works, as many of them put in so much effort here and desperately need comments on their own work. You don't have to be a critic to leave a positive comment, so go make their day.

On that note, if you ever feel that a critic has been unduly negative in their critique, or if they are critiquing you in person and not your work, please note MagicalJoey (with a note appropriately titled so I know what it's about) and I will try to solve the problem. Remember though, that a good critique sometimes has to be harsh, and you posted your work for critique. If the work is especially meaningful to you, and you know that you can't accept anything possibly 'negative' in a comment, then don't submit it here. Remember: we critique everything that is submitted --> except for pieces that flout the rules. (Rules can be found further down in this journal.)

Please also note, that as we are a critique group, we don't promote your works. If you are looking for more exposure, please don't submit to us and waste both our time and yours.

I also want to ask you, as members, to try and bring new members in to the group. I am sure that you have many watchers and friends who would like constructive comments/critiques on some of their work - invite them to join us. If you can't physically invite them, then get them to come to our page and click 'join'. Requests to join are automatically accepted (I think) and if they aren't I accept all join requests.

:bulletred: We critique EVERYTHING you place in the folder. If you don't want a critique, don't submit.
:bulletred: We are not a group here to promote your work.
:bulletred: We try to not take school/university essays, as it is not really our job to critique and proofread them for you. This rule can be bent on occasion.
:bulletred: We appeal to you to please place something in your artist's comments that tell us anything you specifically want us to focus on when we critique. It makes things easier for us when we have a guideline.
:bulletred: We accept only original writing - if you post something that is not yours you will be reported as an art thief.
:bulletred: We DO NOT accept any Fan Fiction.
:bulletred: We have no word limit on prose entries, however, bear in mind that the longer the entry the longer you will have to wait for a critique.
:bulletred: We only accept one chapter of a story at any given time.
:bulletred: We do not accept epic descriptions of violence, sex (erotica, smut), religious views. Please apply mature filters where appropriate.

Critiquing Philosophy:
Borrowed from :iconcritical-fame-poetry:

:bulletblue: When we critique a piece, we aren't arguing against it - you don't have to defend your piece.
:bulletblue: When we critique a piece, we aren't saying that it is aweful or terrible - we are simply saying that there is room for improvement.
:bulletblue: When we critique a piece, we are giving our opinions, not a mandate or law.
:bulletblue: When we critique a piece, we try to critique those that can be improved upon. Those with work still to be done.
:bulletblue: When we critique a piece, we research what we are saying.
:bulletblue: When we critique a piece, we put a lot of effort into what we are saying, sometimes taking hours to write the critique.
:bulletblue: When we critique a piece, we don't expect you to change everything we suggest. If you do, good, if you don't, the main point is that you learn for next time.
:bulletblue: When we critique a piece, we are as respectful as we know how to be.
:bulletblue: When we critique a piece, we try to keep in mind that we are fallible, and no matter how much research we may have done we may be wrong.
:bulletblue: When we critique a piece, we are aware that our own work may need just as much critique as yours.
:bulletblue: When we critique a piece, it is because we want you to succeed.
:bulletblue: When we critique a piece, just because we focus more on the cons of a piece doesn't mean that we hate it. In fact we wouldn't have critiqued it if we didn't like it.

More Journal Entries


:iconhorror-writers-unite: Horror-Writers-Unite Bring out your bad side. :iconindependent-writer: independent-writer Imagination heals the soul. :iconcritical-fame-poetry: Critical-Fame-Poetry Critiquing for Fame :iconbeta-readers: Beta-Readers A dating service for writing. :iconheart-cries-out: Heart-Cries-Out :iconcandidcritics: CandidCritics :iconsacred-literature: Sacred-Literature Where lit lovers come together :iconmy-soul-bleeds-ink: My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink We write; it's who we are. :iconcritiquecollectors: CritiqueCollectors :iconjp-of: JP-OF

What your critics do:

- She is the head of the group and deals with admin issues.
- She is a poetry critic and the head of the poetry critics.

- They are vice head of the group.
- They are a prose critic and head of the prose critics.
- They help MagicalJoey with any admin issues.

- He is a prose critic.

- He is a prose or poetry critic.

- He is a prose critic.

- He is a prose or poetry critic.

- He is a prose critic.

- She is a prose critic.

- She is a prose and poetry critic.

- She is a poetry critic.

- She is a prose critic.

- He is a poetry critic.

- They are a poetry or prose critic.

- He is a prose critic.

- She is a poetry critic.

- She is a prose critic.

- She is a prose critic.

- He is a poetry critic.

- They are a poetry critic.

- He is a prose critic.

- She is a prose critic.

- He is a poetry or prose critic.

- They are a prose critic.

- He is a prose critic.

- They are a poetry or prose critic.

- They are a poetry or prose critic.

- She is a poetry critic.

- She is a poetry and prose critic.

- He is a poetry critic.



Add a Comment:
WerewolfPTStudios Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gonna be inactive for a while, sorry.
could you note that to me personally so that I can put it in my special folder.
I apologise but I was ill in hospital. Please do try submitting it again.
Yeah, we're really sorry but the groups founder is currently unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances so we're unable to accept submissions (only the founder has the permissions)

Sorry about that, and thank you for your patience.
LegolasPanther Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

An apology to my fellow critiques, I have had more to do elsewhere than ever I have thought. First, and foremost; I will still critique others works (poetry), it'll just be a bit at a time. Also, I have other separate stuff on here (to critique lolz) that needs to be done.

So, please forgive my otherwise delayed appearances in the group.


DTKinetic Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like someone has been inviting my literature works into this group. I don't know who it is, but if you're reading this, thank you =)
I accedently deleted a critque and I wanted to know what that was. My chapter was called Helen's Rescue.…
Hey. Could you please note OHiNeedTea telling them that you accidentally deleted the critique they did do they have it. If they don't, and I am sure they won't want to write it again, perhaps they can give a summary.
Add a Comment: