What is a Writer’s Critique Group? Today I decided it was high time that I write about writer critique groups. A writer critique group is when a group of writers – usually at least three people, often 5-10 – get together to share their writing. The group usually meets weekly, monthly, or every other week.… Continue reading Being Part of a Writer’s Critique Group
A Support System Recently I realized that I don’t have a proper writing support group. Sure, I have a critique group and I submit pieces or chapters to them twice a month, we meet and give each other feedback. But that’s not enough. To really see what I mean, look at the Acknowledgements page of… Continue reading We don’t have to go it alone!
I just love reading Ever since I was very small, I’ve loved reading. I was that kid who exited the library with Mom, carrying a stack of books so tall that you could only see my eyes above it. I was the kid who got so many books out that no one thought she would… Continue reading Quick, before 2017, give me books!
Sharing There are 3 books I super loved in 2016, and I’d like to share them with you. Ka-POW! The first book is the one I just read. It is a contemporary YA novel, with no magical flashings – not my usual read. But I found it on a list of BEST YA of 2016,… Continue reading Ba-ZAM! Books of 2016
Holidays…or Horrible Days? Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas, if you celebrate it, and that you’re excited and revving up for 2017. Our topic today is a fantastic course that my friend heads up. But first, I want to just do some holidays talk. Personally, I feel excited about 2017.… Continue reading The Fast Track Writing Course
So pretentious! When I was in college, a friend and I would sometimes compare our creative writing classes with each other’s. We would discuss what makes a good critique, our stories, and classmates’ stories. Being foolish young adults, we sometimes even mocked our classmates’ writing for being “too pretentious”. So what is it? But what… Continue reading What is pretentious writing?
Studying Writing About Tough Topics There are endless books to capture the tougher things in life, because life is generally tough, and people write about life, don’t they? But some books capture the tougher things in life better than others. Even fantasy! Some would say that fantasy, the genre that is my very favorite, is… Continue reading Fantasy isn’t just Escape