December 28th, 2018

First Page Critique

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Craft

Laura Drake

I chose this month's submission to help explain how to show a tense scene from within the character, instead of telling - as if we're watching a movie. This scene has the potential to be edge-of-your-seat stuff, but it has several problems.… Read the post

November 23rd, 2018

First Page Critique

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Craft | First Page Critique | WriterStrong


Thank you, brave soul, for trusting me with your work. I hope you find this helpful.

I chose this month's submission to explain the difference between 'good questions' you can leave readers with, and 'not good questions', and how to use emotion effectively in your writing.… Read the post

November 7th, 2018

Host Your Own Writers' Retreat

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Fae Rowen | Inspiration | Writer's Life

Fae Rowen

It's been almost ten years  since I hosted my first writers' retreat. It was a low-key get together for my five-person critique group, which had been meeting for just a few months. 

We already met weekly for face-to-face chapter critiques, but we wanted time to discuss writing, trade ideas and things we'd learned from books, conferences, and hard work.… Read the post


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