Even if you try your hardest to avoid any accidental resemblance to someone you know, the real people you’ve met will show in your writing one way or another.
It’s been fun going through the nice and nonsensical comments my peers have left on my short stories over the years. Some are helpful, some are supportive, some are mean and some are just plain funny. They’re a great way to remind my fellow writers — particularly those new to having their work critiqued –…… Continue reading Best and Worst of Critique Comments (bonus)
The final verbal critique of the quarter. The 500 word short story I wrote for class was one I’m very proud of. I spent a few weeks on it and even volunteered to read first two days before we had to sign up for days to read. Saying I was excited is a bit of…… Continue reading Best and Worst of Critique Comments #4
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