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The Five Stages of Critique: A Guide For Beta-Readers

November 4, 2016 by

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So the writer in your life asked you to read something and give them your opinion. It’s all going well until you mention something that didn’t quite work for you. There’s a faint frown. This is the writer entering the first stage of response to critique. The first stage is always defensive: Let me explain […]

Synopses Are to Me as a Bulldozer is to a Swan-Shaped Meringue

October 28, 2016 by

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Me: I am trying to write a full-length synopsis and it is terrible. So I am going to go to hockey and sulk. Well, maybe sulk and then hockey. Hockey should be fun. I can always sulk more after. Rick: No sulking during date night. Me: (sigh) Fine. Rick: I will hug you until you […]

It’s Possible This is What My Current Plot Outline Looks Like

September 9, 2014 by

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The Most Impossible Distance

July 29, 2014 by

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  I know this feel a little too well right now.  

I’m Not Saying Anything. But if I Was to Say Something, This is What I Would Say.

June 30, 2014 by

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There are two parts of this chart that are the same blue. I don’t know which is which. Or… maybe they are the same? WHAT IF THEY ARE THEY SAME? Can you get hangovers from writing query letters?  

Deciding What Words Mean is a Heavy Responsibility. Luckily, There’s Macaroni.

June 24, 2014 by

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Do You Trust Me?

June 16, 2014 by

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  I really like exploring people’s boundaries. The difference between what they say without thinking, what they say after they think it through and where they end up if you walk them all the way through the potential consequences.