This is a two part series discussing the cons of constructive criticism vs the benefits of constructive commenting. This week I will discuss the arguments for why I am so against constructive criticism, and next week I will go into the nitty gritty of how to constructively comment and have some guest comments from two writers. The first a writer who has received my constructive comments and the second from my tutor who gives me constructive comments. [Read more…] about 9 Surprising Reasons You NEED to Stop Asking For Constructive Criticism
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I cheated a bit with this one, I just finished writing the chapter before my novel started. I chose to write it from a different characters perspective, and oddly enough, it helped me to not only finalise the ending of my actual novel, but also give me most of the plot for the second, and also a concept for the third… apparently I am now writing three books not just one! ha! [Read more…] about Writespiration #28
I had the pleasure of attending V G Lee’s Inner Monologues creative writing session last year. I was inspired by her class and was absolutely delighted when she agreed to let me interview her for my blog. All the author Interviews are available on the Author Interview Page. [Read more…] about Interview with VG Lee Critically-Acclaimed Author
I recently sent a short story of mine to my Bubbi (a bubbi is a grandma, but it’s the Hebrew word for it) anyway. She replied saying she knew I was going to be a good writer, because when I was 10 I wrote a poem for a book she was writing about her mother. This got me thinking about childhood memories and the importance of having memories and back stories for your characters. Why don’t you write one of their memories? You might even be able to use it in your novel.
I thought I would share the poem Bubbi sent me, that I wrote when I was 10 years old!
Big thanks to Chris for featuring me, what an honour, and equally big thanks to Geoff for suggesting it. ? If you are ever at a loose end you should check Chris’s blog out it’s full of amazing resources 🙂
I read recently (I forget where – and I have already scalded myself for not saving the link) that every aspiring writer should have an electronic platform namely, a social media presence. [Read more…] about Writing Tips #16 The Secrets of Social Media – Everything A Writer Should Know