Happy Thursday All,
Yesterday was Box Of Awesomeness Day. But just because yesterday is past doesn't mean you can't still share those awesome things/feelings/happenings throughout the year. In fact, I encourage you to keep me up-to-date on here and on Twitter (hashtag: #BoxOfAwesomeness tweet to me @WriteByBethany). We all need positive things/uplifting things in our lives, so let's see if we can keep it up all through 2013, okie-dokie?
Since I'm getting Dream Weaver ready for critiques the process of critiquing is on my mind.
Tess St. John and I have been critique partners for oh, about 4 years now. Yes, I have critiqued several of her novels (I swear this woman is a machine when it comes to writing, and she's so talented!) She and I have an understanding, which I think is important for all critique partners to have with each other and that's this: Use what works for your story and ignore the rest. Which basically means, whatever works to strengthen your story use it, whatever doesn't, leave it alone.
Given that I've had to delete whole posts I've written on the subject of critiques because they were getting too long, I've come up with an alternative: I'll take any questions y'all have on the subject.
Before I take the questions, though, here's a bit of advice to always remember: constructive criticism and being polite and professional goes a long way to making the critique process move smoothly and being beneficial to all parties involved.
Otherwise, what do you want to know about critiquing or receiving a critique?
While you're at it, check out Tess St. John's next novel, a new Historical Romance, Chance For Freedom available on Kindle (it's not available on Nook, yet, but it will come eventually). But it's a good one (and yes, I did critique it, but I'm not saying it's good because I helped critique it, I'm saying it's good because Tess is a very talented writer). Tess has requested I add that some of the expansion of conflict is there because of me. (Although, I think she gives me too much credit, but she strongly disagrees. You see? We've got a mutual admiration society going on, which helps us work well together). :-)
Have A Thoughtful Thursday!