My inbox and my life have a natural cycle of growth and decay. Here I explain this cycle in all its glory. Killer hamsters included.
I want to talk about looking for a critique partner because that’s all I’ve been thinking about for the past few months.
(What do you mean it hasn’t been months since I blogged to say I was looking for a critique partner?)
But I haven’t locked in a critique partner yet and you don’t want to read that post twice, so I’m not going to talk about it today.
*screams into a cushion for a while, gets cat hair in her mouth*
Instead I thought I’d tell you about the endless cycle my inbox goes through. It’s more exciting than it sounds–there are killer hamsters.
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A few days ago I blogged that I was looking for a critique partner. The response from you lovely people was humbling and gratifying. I’m currently talking with several people, any of whom I’d be thrilled to CP with.
The upshot is that I have a first chapter to comment on tonight, so I won’t write a full post.
If you missed my last post and might be interested in being CPs with me, please get in touch. I’m not going to rush into any decisions.
I’m looking for a fellow writer who loves fantasy and is interested in building a long term critique partner relationship. I promise I can be helpful. If you might be interested, please read on and get in touch.
The title says it all. I’m looking for a critique partner (CP) for my writing. I think.
Okay, I’m 95% sure I’m looking for a CP. If you think that might be you, read on.
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Editing my fantasy novel in progress, I reached a scene that I couldn’t make work. Here’s how I tried (and failed) to solve my problem.
Not too long ago I finished the third (and final?) structural edit of my work in progress. Which meant it was time for a scene-by-scene edit.
Everything was happy bunnies and golden sunshine for a while as I made my adequate scenes dramatic, glittery, and deep.
Then something went wrong.
I could blame work. Or Minecraft. Or poor sleep.
Really, the problem was my midpoint.
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The talented Gregory Josephs shares his secrets about writing, dreaming big, and of course his new speculative fiction book, The Confluence.
My kind and delightful friend Gregory Josephs has a book coming out tomorrow–speculative fiction with mystery! suspense! LGBT characters!–and he shared all his deepest, darkest secrets about publishing and being a published author with me.
Maybe not deepest, darkest secrets.
Things he hasn’t told anyone.
Okay, he probably told some other people, but I came up with the questions all on my own, so you won’t find these answers anywhere else.
Here we go! (All in his own words, with just a few extra paragraph breaks.)
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