Tag Archives: Critique

Blood & Holy Water – First Draft Done!

It only took me nearly TEN years and multiple first attempts, but Blood & Holy Water has a completed first draft! It feels fantastic! PLUS I feel it’s the best first draft I’ve ever written. This story I wrote with … Continue reading

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Week 2: Camp NaNoWriMo – Critique Partner

I just finished Week #2 of Camp NaNoWriMo and things are smooth sailing.  I’ve finished 28,100 words of my 31,000 words goal. On GoodReads, I stumbled upon an ad for a critique partner. A fellow writer was looking for a partner to read each chapter … Continue reading

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www.ProWritingAid.com — A Fantastic Resource

As I’ve been working more and more with beta readers, I’ve been referring some authors to the website http://www.prowritingaid.com for some editing / writing style help. On this site, you can paste up to 3000 words of your writing for … Continue reading

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Read (& Critique) to Write Better

Early in my journey to learn how to write fiction, I filled my stories with the huge no-no’s such as… Telling versus Showing Stiff Dialogue Too Many Adverbs Passive Sentences Lack of Description I’d have people read my stories and … Continue reading

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I Love Beta Readers!

I mean it so much, that I’m going to be redundant: I love beta readers! Wow. My three beta readers have completely IMPRESSED me! I write so people find enjoyment in what I’ve written. I write to share ideas and thoughts with … Continue reading

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Who Would Read My Writing? (Part 2)

Last week, I posted: Who Would Read My Writing? (Part 1). As Part 2 of this post, I’m sharing my experiences in utilizing a few online resources for obtaining beta readers of my work. Most of my experience has been with short stories and I am … Continue reading

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Who Would Read My Writing? (Part 1)

Getting feedback on your writing is like going to the dentist: Yeah, a scary dentist with huge fingers and bad breath… Where you find out your X-rays are out of date and they usher you in before you can protest. … Continue reading

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