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
Desire is the spark, the source of the flame that burns in us, the flame that impels us to get up out of bed and make things happen in the world. Desire has a relation … Read more
A few years ago WCYR President-extraordinaire Hyacinthe Miller forwarded me a copy of Daily Writing Tips, a blog dedicated to promoting the ability to write clear, correct English. Every day the DWT team posts an … Read more
Some time ago I was thinking about topics for blogs and decided to do a geeky tribute to homonyms— the mischievous imps of the word world. Homonyms have a tendency to blend into the background … Read more
Dear reader, I had planned an entirely different topic for today’s blog, but a late-breaking development came to my attention (a friend writing a book on said topic and promise of an interview), so I … Read more
Over the last few months I’ve become smitten with Big Bang Theory, and in particular with the character Sheldon Cooper. If you are a fan of the series you’ll be aware that Sheldon hosts a … Read more
Any of you who have attended our retreats or my yoga classes at home have met our resident people-greeter, entertainer and thief, Pangur Ban. Our second cat, Thomas, is a little more reserved but only … Read more