"I value constructive criticism a lot, and unless I specify otherwise I welcome it in any writing I post. That said, I think people should exercise delicacy critiquing other people's work for the reasons everyone else has already…"
"What you've set up here is a really interesting world. It feels very sci-if apocalyptic and hyper-regulated, from both sides of the conflict, even. You expect it from the government, which seems to be using militaristic force to uphold a…"
Writing prompts are a great source of inspiration and can result is some great stories (I my opinion).Each week I'll post a new prompt in the discussion page and I'll try to give my feedback one all the entries. See the description post for further information.Happy writing.See More
"Hmmmn, I know what she's implying...
I was left wanting more about this guy, like whether he really was a god or did he just mean that metaphorically, that people revered him to such a degree. In either case, what happened since to change that?…"
"That makes sense. I guess my fear is that some posts will go without any critique at all, which is perhaps more demoralizing than getting negative feedback. I've seen that happen with some pieces in other critique forums I've been part of,…"
I'm still working at the story-a-week thing, and keeping up with it so far. One thing I'm wondering is who I should show them to to get feedback. Some of these I want to put in the novel/collection…Continue
Okay, I know that there are about 3 instances where you'd regularly use italics in fiction: showing foreign/made-up goblidigoober words, "indicating mental thoughts" and putting stress on words being…Continue
Do you send everything you complete off for publication? What's your written/submitted ratio like? What do you consider a successful percentage? Or do you go for quality over quantity! (I mean…Continue
I just completed, as near as I can tell, my first book: a collection stories disguised as a novel. I do currently have a working title that I was initially happy with, BUT it may now be too obscure or inapplicable.
The title as it is now is "The Psalterdemalion." This is a combination of two of my favorite words: Psalter, which is a small book of psalms, and Tatterdemalion, which is a man dressed in multicolored rags and tatters. My thinking was that the man character, a story thief,…
On the 1st August 2015 a special night had arrived for seventy-five year old Robert Harris and his seventy-two year old wife Barbara. Robert was nattily dressed in a blue suit and Barbara looked elegant in a long flowing…
So I've got my stories together for my first collection, and am currently working on the connecting narrative. I haven't even thought yet how I'm gonna get this published. Gotta start thinking what I need to do.
Mark stood on a sea cliff top. A wave below roared in and sprayed out a ferocious impact. Its retreat left a glistening carpet of foamy shale. To his left, a slender figured girl appeared, dressed only in a skimpy black nightie. Her blonde…