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So, you may or may not have noticed a 'change' in founder - this isn't really a change at all! I am still the same person ( MagicalJoey ) this is just an alternate account. I moved the group to this account's control because I needed to open up a gap for another group I joined as admin on my main account (I can only be an admin in 10 groups as a core member, three as a 'normal' member). So, that said, nothing has changed drastically at all.

We welcomed a new admin, Cobrateen , who is here to help with prose critique training. He is an active critic at GrammarNaziCritiques (my critique group) and I brought him over from there to help you all out. I encourage you to note me first and not him directly if you want to train in prose - I will get you into his very capable hands quite quickly and then you can make friends and do what prose trainers do.

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 / MagicalJosie )

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 other 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:

Twitchy At The Beach (Learn2Crit-Lit Challenge)Wear were they?!?!?  Wear were the family??  Twitchy just went exporing fur awhile and sudden ly they were allgone!  This place was just so big, with all this water, and all this sand every where, it was just to easy to get lost.  And their was so many peeple a round where Mama Human layed that big blank it on the sand and Papa Human stuck that big Metal Mushroom in the gound over it…Why didnt’ they chose some where without so many human’s?!  The cat didn’t like any of it, there were two many people, so many she couldn’t find the family no where, the sand was so hot it hurt to walk on it unless it was wet, and the water was alive!!!  Water was n’t suppoped to be alive!  But this water kept coming one to the sand and it was so loud!  Even worst, it wood try to grab her paws and pull her in!!  And it was soo cold!  This place was terrrible but if Twitchy couldn’t find her family she couldn’t

A Brew Fit For a Princess (English Sonnet)A Brew Fit For a Princess
Oh what a mighty brew are you dear tea,
Refreshing far and wide, you make me whole;
People must open up their eyes and see
That you’re a drink that satisfies a soul.
You warm my insides to the very core,
Whether I have you in a cup or mug,
Without your love my life is such a bore –
But with you there it’s like a steamy hug.
It matters not in strainer or in bag,
The only thing that counts is leaves so fresh.
You’re what transforms me from a dry old hag
Into a princess; oh my life you mesh!
Oh tea, I really don’t know what I’d do
If you ran out and I couldn’t drink you.

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

Group Promotion:
GrammarNaziCritiques is looking for several things and you can help out!
1) Poetry Critics:
:bulletred: Think you're up to the task of critiquing minimum two pieces per month?
:bulletred: Think you're up to the task of joining a dedicated, but small, team?
:bulletred: Want to help out your fellow deviants with poetry critiques?
Prose critics are welcome too, though they are not needed at this stage
:bulletred: Send a :note: note to MagicalJoey with GNC Critc (or something else appropriate) as the title.
:bulletred: Training can be provided, if you wish.
:bulletred: You will be asked to link some critiques you have already done, or to critique a piece of work to show your skill.
:bulletred: It's only two critiques a month minimum (more are welcome) and there is a simple system that will be explained to you.

2) Prose Works to Critique
:bulletred: Are you a writer of prose in the form of short stories or chapters?
:bulletred: Want someone to critique your work?
:bulletred: Place some questions for the critic in your artist's comments and submit to GrammarNaziCritiques and a critic will get to it asap.

And that's all folks.
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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.
: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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