The "Critique This" Blog

Who We Are...

Critique This is a critique group made up of five aspiring romance authors. On this blog, you’ll read about all things writing. We blog about the ups and downs of the writing process, the ins and outs of querying, the love/hate relationships we have with our current works in progress, and much more.You’ll even get a chance to hear from other writers in the community. Sit back and relax—it’s bound to be an interesting ride.

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Jill Callahan

I have discovered I love to write as much as I love to read and the discovery has drawn me back to the keyboard plotting, creating, writing, editing, reading, writing and the cycle goes on and on and on. When I step away from my keyboard I feel replenished and balanced and in a good and comfortable place. Many years ago I attended the SMU Creative Writing program and learned the basics, the structure, the rules and the process. The course was amazing, but my writing became confined, functional, and rule following and my creativity stagnated a bit because I was consumed with being correct. I set my writing down for a long while after that and have recently picked it back up.

I am so excited to find that the process, the function and the rules are now there in my subconscious, but they no longer confine me while I create. I no longer think of the how’s when my fingertips traipse my keyboard and I feel as if a whole new world has opened up.

Time has sanded the corners of my rule following psyche and freed me to write unleashed.

I’m working on a contemporary romance set on the coast of New Hampshire where a young girl comes of age and faces head on the twists and turns life throws her way. I’m falling in love with my heroine and my hero and the story that is evolving.

Let the writing commence!