For one reason or another, you may find that your critique group has become smaller and smaller.
That’s what happened to my group this past summer.
Left with just two of us (instead of our ideal number of 4) we had a decision to make.
We asked ourselves if we should we disband and each join another existing group, ask others to join us, or if we should simply hang together.
We talked about it. Tossed around the pros and cons.
Finally, we decided to stay together and see how it might work out.
Now, instead of a Critique Group, we have become Critique Partners.
And, so far it is working out very well.
We are able to devote more time to each other… critique to a greater depth. I feel more responsible for my comments and take the time to give more suggestions.
Also, one of the nicest benefits has been the opportunity to get to know each other better. I feel like we are growing our friendship—and that is always a very good thing.