Denton Writer’s Critique Group Holiday Schedule 2017

The Denton Writer’s Critique Group shall be taking a brief hiatus on December 20th and 27th due to holiday shenanigans. The group will resume regular meetings January 3rd.


No Crit at GDAC Aug. 2nd

The Greater Denton Arts Council building will be otherwise occupied on August 2nd, and as such, Crit shall not be meeting there on that date. Instead, Crit will be held at Cafe Brazil — University @ Carroll in Denton.

Tah-Dah! The Best Place to Reveal Your Story Secrets

Today we’ve got a great post discussing optimal times to reveal secrets in your story. You can check it out here.


Stuck in Query Hell? Check out some queries that worked!


“Read more than 60 examples of successful query letters. Study queries that worked, and hear from literary agents on why they cut through the slush pile.”

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North Branch Crit Group Holiday Schedule 2015


December 15th: Last meeting of 2015.

December 22nd: NO MEETING

December 29th: NO MEETING

January 5h: Meetings begin again as normal.


CrimeBake 2015 Effective Queries Workshop


Tips from a literary agent on how to write an effective query letter:


Exploring Fear in Fiction: How Fear Brings Us Together


It’s always interesting to find out how authors write dark material, so SF Signal asked their contributors this:

How do you use the fears that fascinate you in your writing, and how do the things in those dark recesses and corners of your mind come to the fore? What authors evoke the fears lurking in your own head and how do they do it?

This is what they said…