• We use an app called Zoom, which allows for a group video chat, the next best thing to an in-person meeting.
  • We've had several self-professed technophobes claim Zoom is very easy to use.
  • Minimum bandwidth requirements: For group video calling: 600kbps/1.2Mbps (up/down) for HQ video. For gallery view: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down).
  • What does it look like? This:


*All times are US Central Time.


Why a critique group?

  • Instructional workshops are one of the most effective places to learn about craft
  • Everything's in context; you get a chance to ask questions and seek clarification
  • The teaching is catered to the group members
  • Reading other people's writing critically really helps you look at your own writing; you learn to read like a writer
  • You'll inevitably face problems other writers in the group are facing, so it's beneficial to witness others' challenges
  • The video chat format is the next best thing to in-person workshops; you get immediate feedback and you can engage in dialogue
  • The writers in the critique group are fun, compassionate, and helpful

What's the approach?

  • We're here to help you become a better storyteller
  • We're here to help you become a more insightful story reader
  • Critiques of your work are never driven by the ego of the person critiquing; they're driven by a compassionate desire to help you improve
  • We are here, however, to challenge and to push you towards improvement, not to tell you your writing is great

How much does it cost?

  • $300, payable at the beginning of the semester

"Having spent the last 7 years of my life inside college writing courses and continued studies programs, I can confidently say Tim Storm is one of the most memorable and informative teachers I have come across. He teaches the art of storytelling from a unique perspective that is intuitive and engaging. If you ever have the chance to take a class taught by Tim Storm, take it." - Ben Reese

"Tim Storm is an exceptional writing instructor. He took complex concepts and distilled them down to simple, easy to understand steps and ideas that motivated the class and improved my writing immensely." - Deborah King


Interested? Email to inquire about availability.