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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest October 27, 2014 - 5:19pm

I came across this little nugget of joy earlier and thought I'd share it with you. A lot of good information in here. I am guilty of number 2 and I'll be taking that advice the next time I do a review. Check it out here:



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Anna Gutmann from Ohio is reading American Gods October 27, 2014 - 5:37pm

Thanks for the great article! Very helpful. :-)

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Redd Tramp from Los Angeles, CA is reading Mongrels by SGJ; Sacred and Immoral: On the Writings of Chuck Palahniuk; The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault October 27, 2014 - 5:40pm

Fantastic advice. I'm trying to stop nit-picking so much so early. But I really need some crit-partners/beta readers. It's just in my nature to distrust my own opinion on things. Other people's too, but by cross-referencing opinions, and knowing that I TRUST the opinions I get, that's when I become most comfortable with stuff.

I also agree so so so much with number two. It can be really disheartening when someone critiques your piece, and concentrates on how they would have worded things, when really what would be most helpful is the big stuff. The flow of plot points and the build-up of character development.