Fiction is made up, so write the story fiction as you want, based on your unique experiences, not how others tell you to.
You want to be a better novelist but it can be hard to answer the question: what kind of feedback would you like? Discover the types of editing you can expect as you work to improve your drafts from novelist Willow Woodford.
How to Greatly Improve Your Manuscript with Revision and Feedback, Interview with Bonnie Johnston by Karen Ferreira
Discover how to greatly improve your manuscript with revision and feedback with these step-by-step tips in this interview with writing teacher Bonnie Johnston by Karen Ferreira.
The Double-Edged Sword of Critique: Accepting Feedback with Grace and Perspective by Willow Woodford
Emotional feedback can be difficult to hear, but even the negative feedback can be incredibly helpful. So, here are my quick tips for finding critique and not letting it break your heart.
Why Disappointing Books Are Still Helpful. I was intrigued by the promise of a newly released book on starting a new career at sixty. But I was disappointed.
This year, I challenged myself and my students to “go digital” in terms of writing submission, feedback and reflection. Every one of my 98 students created a digital writing portfolio folder in their Google Apps for Education (GAFE) account; they then shared the folder with me and provided me editing rights.
It’s been a long standing tradition that writing contests are not only good for finding those story jewels ready to be published, but they serve as a great platform for feedback even if the author doesn’t win the contest.
Criticism can be harmful. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, offers the following definition: “…1a: the act of criticizing usu. unfavorably, seeking encouragement rather than˜….c: CRITIQUE 2: the art of evaluating or analyzing works of art or literature…”