One of the things I’ve been hashing out with a of the members of my critique group is the different kinds of feedback, and the value of each. What sparked this discussion is the fact that both of us spend a lot of time editing parts of our wips that will end up being cut, […]Read More Partials, alphas, and betas, oh my!
About two weeks ago I was working in one my favourite coffee shops when I noticed two people at a nearby table with a large manuscript. One of them was clearly mentoring the other. I went over and introduced myself as a fellow writer, and I was told the gentleman was having his work looked […]Read More Hello, back then
There are voices in my head. They won’t stop talking. Not good voices, not my characters, and certainly not my own. I’m lost in my writing. I can’t find my intention anymore with my wip. I feel like I’m writing for a thousand people and not myself. Everyone’s shouting at me, telling me how my […]Read More stop shouting
Many of you have blogged about how being part of a critique group can at times challenge you to remain true to yourself as a writer. I had never experienced that. I had been able to take feedback that I was in accord and implement it, and I was able to discard feedback that I […]Read More what do you do when feedback confounds you?
Five, sometimes six different critiques from the members of my group. It’s taken me not one week but two to go back through two submissions from the opening pages of my wip. The most important part of any novel in my opinion. And for me, always the most difficult. Normally the beginning that gets my […]Read More now that i have it….
ok ok so I’ve been watching too much So you think you can dance – I admit it. Now we have so you think you can dance Canada that started, and mash’ up crackers is how Luther Brown (a judge) described a contestant last year, because her training was too all over the show: jazz, […]Read More no mashed up crackers here!
Feedback, feedback, oh what a wonderful thing! I’m not talking about receiving, but giving, In this last week because I’ve been reading and giving feedback to three members of my critique group (we have just resumed after the summer break). I love commenting on the work of others, I find it so calming after editing […]Read More backbends, flips, and more