I've heard some wonderful things about critique groups or writer circles or whatever else you want to call them. I've made connections with some fabulous fellow writers and we've swapped some work but I've have yet to be a part of a working, breathing network of writers as I'm up to my neck in my writing. So...if the agent reading my partial passes I'd like to get in a group to help me polish and refine my manuscript.
Anyone in a group? What are your thoughts and advice? How did you find each other?
Anyone not in a full group? Want to start one? I'm a super fast reader that isn't afraid to say it like it is but in a nice way and I'd love to help others on their journey to publication.
This is a little random but do published authors continue to work in these groups if they're pumping out sequels that need to be kept under wraps? Just curious!
Please share any and all thoughts you have on this topic.