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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:

Wrinkles - CH01 (UPDATE)He pulled the matches from his right pants pocket. His dark grey cashmere suit hissed as it rubbed against itself, but the sound didn’t wake the boy. A pale blue and golden flame flickered as he sparked a match against the side of the box. Basked in shadowy light he grinned, before moving the match flame to light the number nine candle wedged neatly into the icing of a chocolate, rainbow sprinkled cupcake. The candle caught and a much warmer yellow and orange flame sprung up like an oxygen deprived person seeking life. The smoke smell soon overwhelmed the sulphurous smell of the matches, which returned to the pocket of Mr Francis’s pants.
The candle flame joined with a weak sunbeam in providing the only light in the room, and together they highlighted the prone figure of a small boy curled under a Spiderman blanket, only tangled and wild curly blonde hair and the tip of a cold nose revealed. The boy sniffed loudly, as if the smoke was disturbing his sleep, but then simply t

Like a popped zit
My excitement bursts from my mouth in nonsense words;
I cannot control myself, they must come out
And they must come out now – the world must know my excitement;
Must see it in my eyes and in the strands of my lukewarm hair.
I pop with excitement because of the puppy,
Because of the cat,
Because of the hamster and the seal – I pop with excitement
Because of the very excitement itself.
It threatens to explode my brain
As it leaps like lightening within my mind;
My heart is held hostage by burglars
Coming to slyly steal it away on the tail wind of want;
I want the excitement to continue
Because I enjoy being excited – it’s a change
From noiselessly numb and depression’s dark grey...
...though I know I am still depressed,
That will haunt me like a spectre forever,
When excitement threatens to boil me from the inside out
I know that depression has taken a spot in the back of the bus.
And I can simply be excited.

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

: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.


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  Hobbyist 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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