Over the past five years, I have participated in a number of critique groups, both large and small. Those groups all disbanded for various reasons. A year and a half ago, I started a new critique group using Yahoo groups called Writers for Kids (WFK). We had six members in the beginning, but the usual things began to happen. One person lost interest, while another was too busy with her regular job to continue. By the end of last year, the group was down to three members.
Since that time, the remaining members except me, the moderator, decided to leave the group. However, thanks to the SCBWI website, I was able to recruit five new members. I had forgotten how much fun it was to actively participate in such a group. Writers for Kids is back in business and I just completed my first critique for the group. Each new member brings good energy and some unique skills to the table and that should bode well for the group.