If there is a voice in your head telling you that you do not need a critique group, then silence it.
“Writers are often the worst judges of what they have written.” -Stephen King
Either they will miss problem areas entirely or judge a piece too harshly.
One of the simplest ways to discover originality is through collaboration. A good critique group can help weed out cliches, spot similarities, and help develop a story outside of your sources.
Lastly, critique groups can help you grow. Face the criticism before publication and avoid pain later.
Not all critique groups are created equally.
Here is how to spot a good critique group:
I hope you find a critique group that works for you!
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