Don't ask Mom to read it!

One service we want to offer every writer in our area is the chance to join a critique group to get genuinely helpful feedback on a work in progress. It is important to find a critique group that matches your needs. Some of us want mostly encouragement; some of us want to get published and are looking for more strenuous feedback. If your first attempts at finding a critique group don't pan out, keep trying.

2017 Critique Groups

Name: Weird Tales Critique Group

Genre: Science Fiction

Contact: Bruce Ballister

Meetings: biweekly

Meeting location: contact Bruce Ballister

Membership status: full

Name: Westminister Oaks Critique Group

Genre: Fiction

Contact: Lyla F. Ellzey

Meetings: 4th Thursday of each month, 6 PM - 8 PM

Meeting location: Westminster Oaks Retirement Village, 4449 Meandering Way (on Dempsey Mayo Road between Mahan and Miccosukee)

Membership status: 2 open seats

Name: Fat Cat Critiques

Genre: Children's Lit: PB, MG, YA

Contact: Amy K. Mann

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday - 4:30 PM, 4th Tuesday - 1 PM

Meeting location: 2nd Tuesday: Waterworks in Midtown, 4th Tuesday Lofty Pursuits at Timberlane

Membership status: open

Name: Fiction/Self Help

Genre: Fiction

Contact: Patty Daniels

Meetings: 4th Sunday - 4 PM

Meeting location: Panera Bread on Thomasville Rd in Tallahassee

Membership status: full


Through TWA, several groups of writers have linked up with other writers who offer honest evaluations of their works. These groups often email each other their manuscripts in advance of meetings, which may take place in members homes or in some public place. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please fill out the form below. The form will be available at meetings also.

Critique Group Application


Each year we present the TWA Conference. Our conference this year is held at the FSU Turnbull Conference Center, in Tallahassee. As we come upon each new conference, we will update you with the exciting news.

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Bragging Writes

TWA members get to brag about their work. If you're a member and you've been published, this is where your shout outs will go. Don't forget to submit your taglines.