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This group is sadly silent, but I don't know if that means inactive. I am hoping that when I post these challenge pieces you look at them and maybe try them out. I also hope that if you get stuck or have a question that you will ask me (MagicalJoey )

Don't be afraid to participate. Try things you haven't. Give it a go. You never know what talents might emerge.

We only have two admins. If you would like to be an admin and help teach people note MagicalJoey and we can see where things stand. This is just a case of passing along any skills or strengths you may have in critiquing pieces. So whether you are only 'good' at one thing or have many skills consider joining the team to teach whomever wishes to learn.

Encourage your friends to join. Encourage people who critique your work to join.

:heart: This is a LITERATURE critique group. :heart:

Your Current Challenge Pieces:

Wolves in the Forest31-10-15
“Promise me your firstborn and you’ll live. Deny my and you die tonight!” Jeremy jumped as a harsh voice spoke out to him from the forest surrounding the lake, his retreat from the ever too prominent problems of his world.
“Perhaps I wouldn’t mind dying tonight. It is as beautiful night as any.” There was an intake of breath – this was not going according to plan – before the voice continued.
“Come away from the edge and dry your feet darling, you are meant for better things,” the voice turned seductive. “Remove those nasty rocks from your pockets and come inside to the warm fire. We can discuss things – your life is going to turn around you know, just give it time. I know these things – I have seen these things happen!” There was a panicky edge to the voice and it came closer, seemingly.
“Yeah right.” Jeremy took another step into the lake, the rocks weighing as heavily on h

Little Zombie BoyLittle Zombie Boy
There was a little zombie boy who used to follow me.
He was always there, beyond the glass, he wouldn’t let me be.
He’d gnaw on brains of residents, and dear old mom and dad,
Until my little teenage brain was all he’d never had.
I stood alone, locked away, slowly skeletising,
Watching my little zombie prince prioritising
Bringing brains for me to chomp and gnaw –
Offerings left each day at my door.
One day the door caved in, the brains had rotted through the wood,
And I picked up the freshest brain and wondered if I should
Eat it now and put on fat, be like I used to be,
Who we are’s not what we eat – or else I’d be beef.
When the door fell down the boy rejoiced, out there in the cold,
For how he had a path to me, a clear path to behold.
Slowly he stomped towards me; two steps forward, three steps back,
Looking all the while as if he was on crack.
He pointed to the brain in hand, and made a noise like

Please do make an effort to bring people in. This group could really help people if you, and they, give it a chance.

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Admin Information

:iconmagicaljoey:MagicalJoey & :iconmagicaljosie:MagicalJosie
:bulletblue: She is the head of the group, and deals with all admin issues.
:bulletblue: She will always begin you on your training, be it poetry or prose, and then pass you over to another admin at a later stage for completion or comparison.
:bulletblue: She is primarily a poetry critic.
:bulletblue: She pays specific attention to grammar, spelling, rhyme, meter, and punctuation when critiquing poetry.
:bulletblue: Imagery and emotion are also important, but originality is the most important.
:bulletblue: If you have a hooking line, or stanza, and you grab her attention, then she will read it with more enthusiasm.

:bulletgreen: He is a contributor in the group, and deals with stray thoughts.
:bulletgreen: He will continue your training, on prose only, and then graduate you or pass you on to another admin for completion or comparison.
:bulletgreen: He is primarily a prose critic.
:bulletgreen: He pays specific attention to how a piece feels (flow, structure, tone, emotion) and the way it reads.
:bulletgreen: Originality is not important, awesomeness is.
:bulletgreen: If you have a scene with a tense conflict, be it physical or verbal, then he will read the piece with more enthusiasm.


The Critics that you will learn from.





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Bauvy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
I did a search for a 'Random Group', and this page came up.
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014   Writer
Well, we are random :)
Basically we try to help people become comfortable with critiquing works of literature. Whether it's through the group's challenges or through one-on-one.
Glad you found us :)
JoseCelada Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Is this group still active? Because if it's I would want to learn from you.
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013   Writer
It is yes, start off by trying the challenge pieces and then we will take it from there :)
Hanachi-Shitsukki Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm still hesitating to call myself a poet, or barely even an artist - but apart from these confidence issues, I love to be able to help fellow writers and give constructive and helpful comments and tips. I think this group can be very interesting, I am still wondering how the teaching works tho, I'm thinking about giving it a try. May I ?
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Writer
You most certainly may. Depending on what you want to learn to critique I take you through some grammar and spelling exercises, and then we go into specific things relating to prose or poetry.
Hanachi-Shitsukki Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I'm in then! Count me as a member :3
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Writer
What you need to do now is note me, with a note titled Lit Training, telling me which type of lit you would like to learn to critique. Then we can get started.
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Writer
Will do :)
EwaGladka Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Writer
I'd like to learn how to critique poetry - I also hope that it may help me in improving my own writing abilities. Can I join this group?
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