So, you’re ready for all the wondrous benefits of a critique group! Now, go round up some writers and critique away! That’s all there is to it, right? Well … yes and no.
It’s all material.
That’s what I tell myself no matter the situation. Now, that’s not much consolation when you whack your pinky toe on the edge of your desk or walk into a wall after waking up from a hard nap, but it’s true.
Though we writers may not think about it, we create a certain atmosphere for ourselves when we sit down to write. It’s a mood we set to get our creative juices flowing, and here are some ways I achieve this writing rhythm.
I want to live the entire story in my head, beginning to end. I want to have experienced it in full before anyone else does. To do this, I construct a soundtrack.
Four of us sat outside the PWR classroom in Nussbaum, ready to learn from a publishing professional about freelance editing. I didn’t even want to become a freelance editor, but I was ready to take notes just the same.
by Nichole Parks I don’t write dark humor on my best behavior. There’s no holding Mom’s hand in a gift shop where glass trinkets, home