Friday, February 27, 2009

No, thank you...


I'm on lists for a bunch of different Meetup groups, many of which are writing-related, although as of yet I've not actually shown up at any Meetups--writing 3 blogs (with an idea for another one in the works), trying to write my first book (way tougher than it seems, kiddos!), and writing other random stuff (mine's the one written by Nikki--fourth one down on the page) keeps me kinda busy, you know?

But even if I had all the time in the world, this is one Meetup group whose meetings I wouldn't be at all interested in attending. Anyone who wants the members of the Meetup group to "critic each other's work" just does not seem like a good place for me to be. I'm fine with critiquing one another's work, of course, but you can't possibly "critic" anyone else's work. And if you actually think that you can "critic" someone's work...well then, that means I really don't want you critiquing mine. Sigh.

7 comments:

ChicagoLady said...

You should go, just so you can explain the difference between a noun and a verb.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha! Great idea, ChicagoLady. At the very least, I'm sure that would give me something very funny to blog about... :)

LadyStyx said...

*laughin* Gives us a blog to look forward too!

Bridgete said...

Oh my. This mistake would have been bad enough had it been some kind of artist's group...but the fact that it's a writer's group just makes me sad.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

It's sad, funny, and so, so *wrong* all at the same time!

Carlos said...

That's rich!

There's a book called Bird by Bird : Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott that you should buy if you've not already read it. It's a very good, quick read.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I actually read that in college! Great book. :)