Accepting a Knife to the Kidneys (With a Smile)

Taking a knife to the kidneys with grace is an art form. And by knife to the kidneys I mean, of course, taking a critique. I’ve ranted before on the different type of critiquers and how some of them honestly just aren’t helpful and I still believe that. Critiquing is an art that’s learned, (a … Continue reading Accepting a Knife to the Kidneys (With a Smile)

Advertisements

The Best Writing I’ll Ever Do

You know what the worst is? No? Well, how could you there are a bazillion answers to that. At the moment, I’m talking about rewriting. Now let me be clear, there are different kinds of rewriting. Most of them are not awful at all. Like: When you decide a scene doesn’t work and cut it. … Continue reading The Best Writing I’ll Ever Do

The Know-it-all, the Skimmer, the Ego-stroker, the Drama Queen and the Sparrow Fart

“That’s not how I do it,” I would whine. “Well, how you’re doing it isn’t working,” my mother/father/brother/ husband responds “But it does work…it worked before. I don’t know what’s wrong now.” I’ve had the preceding argument so many times in my life that both my loved ones and I have it memorized. Taking advice … Continue reading The Know-it-all, the Skimmer, the Ego-stroker, the Drama Queen and the Sparrow Fart