February 22nd, 2021

Criticism versus Critique

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Blogging Guests | Critique Groups

by Tiffany Yates Martin

No creative soul likes receiving negative feedback on their work—no matter what we might tell you, beloved crit partners, beta readers, editors, agents.

Yes, we may admit we need it, and that it helps immeasurably to get objective input on what may not be as effective on the page as it is in your head, but as one author I work with memorably put it, having someone offer positive, constructive critique of your story is like an Orange Theory workout: You dread it going into it, hate every second while it’s going on, but afterward you feel great having done it.… Read the post

May 1st, 2019

Remembering Sharla Rae

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Critique Groups

by the WITS Founders

One of our founding members, Sharla Rae, recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. She was pivotal in all of our lives here at Writers In the Storm. Fae, Laura and Jenny have shared memories of her below, as well as photos of our great times together.… Read the post

November 22nd, 2017

The WITS Team Shares Writerly Thanks

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Critique Groups | Writer's Life

UnknownToday at Writers In The Storm we’re giving thanks for the “writerly” things that help us put words on the page. We're also opening the door for our readers! Share your gratitude for things large and small down in the comments.

Fae Rowen

Fae Rowen

 

I am grateful for learning how to effectively edit my writing—to fix pacing, character arcs, plot, and let the theme (which I didn't even know was there!)… Read the post


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