Improve Your Writing with these Editing Tips by Dustin Wax

Sorry folks, but this cold virus is really causing havoc here, so I've decided to do you all a favor (read: not write anything in gibberish as that seems to be how I'm speaking today :P) and repost Improve Your Writing with these Editing Tips by Dustin Wax. He's got some great advice I think … Continue reading Improve Your Writing with these Editing Tips by Dustin Wax

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Sandwich Critiquing

You've been asked to read a friend's manuscript. After dutifully plowing through 100 pages of less-than-perfect, sometimes entertaining, but often difficult to understand prose you're left with one question: how do you tell your friend her manuscript needs a lot of work? Unless you really don't care about hurting your friend's feelings and possibly losing … Continue reading Sandwich Critiquing

The Art of Critiquing

It's come to my attention that there are a lot of us who don't have a clue how to honestly critique. We can tell you we like your story (or hate it), but we leave out the most important part -- the why. Critiquing isn't just about misspellings and bad punctuation. It's about understandability, what … Continue reading The Art of Critiquing

Critters Makes for Better Writing

My husband is a big Star Wars fan.  He watches all six movies often, though there's a couple he watches more often than the rest.  He collects the action figures (never call them toys to a "true" collector).  He rushes to the video store that sells the comic books the same day they call him … Continue reading Critters Makes for Better Writing