Category Archives: Critiques

WRITING DAY WORKSHOPS

Longtime Writer’s Digest Editor, Chuck Sambuchino manages these one day learning experiences. I went to a recent event in Colorado but many are scheduled throughout the United States and occasionally Canada through 2020. I often don’t have 3-5 days to … Continue reading

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Little Big Shot Editors

Over the years I’ve had critiques and edits on many of my stories. Adults with a passion for writing or often a job to critique manuscripts have always provided excellent reactions and advice. Last May I had the opportunity for … Continue reading

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A Cover for My New Critique Group

After my previous critique group disbanded, I began a search for some fellow MG writers to give my manuscripts one more look through. It didn’t take long to find three ladies desperately seeking (my words, not theirs) an MG writer. … Continue reading

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Critiquing Critique Groups

I’ve been a part of a 4-person critique group for several years. We meet once a month and react to one of our manuscripts. The feedback is always positive but also honest with pointed advice as to what would improve … Continue reading

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THE SUBJECT OF REVIEWS

I write reviews each week and read hundreds more throughout the year. No matter who writes them reviews are just one person’s opinion. It doesn’t matter whether your source is GoodReads, Amazon, or the many fine blog authors. Pay too … Continue reading

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Harrison Demchick and Ambitious Enterprises

Earlier this month I won a contest through the wonderful blog PROJECT MAYHEM – The Maniac Minds of Middle Grade Writers. The prize was a review of a synopsis and the first few pages of my manuscript followed by a … Continue reading

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The Feedback Machine

Writing a book is a very solitary journey. It stays that way until the first of many critiques is sought. It is a scary time as no one cares about the hours you put into crafting the next best seller. … Continue reading

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