Maybe this is the one thing you have been putting off. Letting a stranger look at your writing is like skinny-dipping in shark infested waters. You might consider it…but it’s not something you jump into lightly.
Maybe you think that another unpublished writer might not be able to offer you anything that you don’t already know? I mean what is the point? A group of writers that are all having problems getting published is not a recipe for greatness.
But wait. If each of you has a different ingredient to throw in, then maybe it is. Maybe one of you is an expert on grammar and you can spot a dangling participle like a weed in a field of flowers, and someone else can write descriptions that put you so in the moment you can smell the sweat under an ogre’s hairy armpit, and another one can write dialogue so tight it twists your stomach in a knot and wrings you dry.
With the right ingredients, or the right critique group, you have everything you need to create a work of art…or a damn tasty cake.