Why is it when you ask for constructive criticism... people chose to give it on the oddest things.
I never stop thinking... so I never stop working.
Very sound advice. -whispers- the Nokia analogy is the best part!
You’ve written a book.
Books are meant to be read, but your first draft is probably not the prize winner you want it to be. Not yet, anyway. That certainly doesn’t mean it can’t be, but you need some fresh eyes. When I first wrote The Elder Throne, my finished first draft was a flawed, exhausted thing. Instead of jumping right into the Beta Reading pool, I knew I had to run it pasta developmental editor for a second opinion. Of course, that’s just me. Not everyone wants to do that, and that’s fair enough. What every writer should do, however, is choose a group of Beta Readers. And here’s how.
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How do I know a song is just right for a story, a scene, or a character?
Writing is one of the most personally punishing of the professions we could choose. We learn in a vacuum, taught by other people who are also feeling their way along because those “in the know” haven’t a clue on how to tell us what they want without belittling our every effort.
So how do we “preserve” what we do if we cannot get published? When you are ready to look back on your Life’s Work, will it be with an eye to the next winter’s fire, hidden in an attic, or bequeathed to a reluctant relative?
Who will know what you wrote? And what if it’s not that it was “bad” – it was simply not in style when written?
The Same Thing Happened – to LOVECRAFT
I am not saying that we are the best judges of our work, or that an unsuspecting public deserves to be inundated with…
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