Hi. My name is Ken. I'm a member of SCBWI. I'm your tour guide into Brianwoods, a blog dedicated to my children's writing endeavors. Thanks for stopping by.

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This blog includes some of my other writing and details on my published materials.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Writers For Kids Ride Again!

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.



  1. Hi Ken,

    I must say that I am one of the lucky new members to your critique group. It's truly amazing what a group like this can bring to the table in respect to not only improving one's manuscript but also contributing to one's growth as a writer.

    Looking at some of your older posts, I must say your "What If" questions really intrigued me. I also found out through your monkey illustrations, you're an artist too. Who knew?

    Happy blogging,

  2. Sharon,

    Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you taking the time to check out my blog. I haven't been as active as I should be with this blog, but I have a funny feeling that all this WFK energy is going to bubble up and change that.