When the day of Dr. Kristen Iversen’s visit arrived, I woke up terribly sick. Between my fever and the number of antihistamines I took, I went through most of the day in a sweaty, lethargic, dizzy haze. While the smell of cherry cough drops rekindles a few memories, most of what I remember about that day comes from the notes I took. At least some part of me was clear-headed enough to make sure I could remember what stood out about getting to know Dr. Iversen for a day.
Note: This is a guest post contributed at my invitation by Dave Higgins. One of the biggest fears we face, especially when we first share our work, is that our audience (family, friends, readers, co-workers) will find fault with, or even ignore, our work. While this strikes writers of all types, both fiction and non-fiction,…… Continue reading The Truth Can Speak For Itself – Guest post by Dave Higgins
As with my fiction class last quarter, our first two stories are critiqued by the whole class. Everyone gets a copy to write on and we read it aloud. A moment of insanity struck me the day we signed up for when we’d present our stories. When no one volunteered to go first, the voice…… Continue reading Best and Worst of Critique Comments #3
So we had another full-class critique of short stories. This time, the story had to be 500 words (as opposed to the last story, which was 8-10 pages). After some of the comments I received last time, I figured I’d get another healthy dose of nonsense with the occasional constructive comment. My classmates did not…… Continue reading The Best and Worst of Critique Comments #2
I finally got to present my short story to my fiction class, and the comments I received were worth the wait. (I had food poisoning the day I was scheduled for critique, so I was in limbo for two weeks.) As confident as I am in my writing ability, I was nervous because my classmates…… Continue reading The Best and Worst of Critique Comments
Note: This review is based on a digital Advanced Review Copy I received in exchange for an honest review. The opinions here are my own, and I later purchased a physical copy. The second installment of this series from Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris flabbergasted me. I was so blown away, I could not write the…… Continue reading Recommended Reads: The Janus Affair: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel