Writing Tip — 5
When you belong to a great critique group, you can comment and make suggestions on the works of others. Pointing out the overuse of certain words or phrases, letting them know when they are Telling instead of Showing; over descriibng a person or place. When you make these comments, be courteous. Don’t slam another person’s work, since they are there for the same reason you are. The good groups have great admins who keep the trolls at bay, and make the environment welcoming. There’s nothing wrong with being a lurker at first, reading previous and new posts as they appear, but participating in the group will help you and in turn help others who post for critiques on their writing. Be polite in your responses, thank those who have commented on your work, and salute the admins who keep the group running.