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Giving And Getting The Gold

So, what goes into a critique? What is it that makes it useful, or not? For openers, try to be positive. That doesn’t mean sugar-coating. It means finding something you can focus on in order to start on a positive … Continue reading

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Critiques Are A Writer’s Gold

It will come as a profound shock to many beginning novelists to learn that what they’ve written, perhaps even slaved over, is pretty much crap. Dross. Bison snot. Burnt toast bad. I’m not saying that to be mean, rather it’s … Continue reading

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Let’s take a step back

Normally, when I’m working on a new story, I’m all about forging ahead, full steam if possible. But I realize that may not be the proper approach for everyone, especially if what they’re attempting to do isn’t what they’re ready … Continue reading

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Never shoot a reviewer. How to write a novel–part 30

Read that title again, then go ahead and chuckle. You probably think I’m kidding. Okay, I am. Sorta. But not if you’re truly┬ásensitive about your writing. If all you want to hear is praise when it comes time to find … Continue reading

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