Last week I read a blog about the ways writers can measure their progress. The author, Jami Gold, described how writers often view growth through external factors, such as winning contests and being published. She … Read more
This post is the last in a series about critiquing. I arrived at my keyboard this morning heavy with the realization that when it comes to critiquing novels I am out of my league.
Let’s imagine that you have found some fellow writers who are eager to participate in a critique group, the ground rules are set, and you are ready to get to work. The next question … Read more
Once you have formed your critique group and settled on the mechanics of how it will run you will have think about how the critiquing process should unfold.
At some stage in your creative writing career, usually after you’ve been writing for a while and have built up a little confidence, you may start to question whether your writing is any good. Friends … Read more
I once had a writing teacher who often used the phrase “not fully imagined” when he was critiquing our work. At first, I couldn’t understand what he was talking about, but gradually I learned what … Read more