In an effort to get some feedback for my writing, I've decided to join the Critters Writers Workshop. I rarely get an opportunity to attend in-person workshops, and when I do I am the only one in the group who writes horror. Since Critters focuses on horror, science-fiction, and fantasy, I should at least have the chance to get feedback from people who have an appreciation for the genre, rather than a kindly six pack of elderly women working on their memoirs.
While they do offer some help with regards to people writing novels, the majority of the work being put in for critiquing ranges from flash fiction to novellas—most fitting in the short story range. Since, I want to increase the quality in writing for my short stories, this looks like a good venue to use to accomplish that. In the meantime, I'll have to be content with finding feedback on my novel through other means.
I remember a workshop of sorts, which I belonged to years ago, but it was done entirely through e-mail and everyone was given writing prompts and exercises, rather than presenting their own original work. I didn't last long in that setting. I'm hopeful I'll make some headway using Critters as a resource.