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How to Take Critique

by Tim Kane If you’re going to make it anywhere in the writing world, you’ll have to survive your share of critiques: agents, publishers, or fellow writers. The former two are not always kind and that’s why you need to … Continue reading

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Never Share Your New Ideas

by Tim Kane When an idea for a story is germinating inside the cocoon that is your head, you need to protect it. Your first desire is to shout it out, to anyone who will listen. That concept that’s growing … Continue reading

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The 3 Types of Writers

As I stroll through Twitter or scan the blogs I notice there seem to be three key types of writers out there. I’m not ashamed to say I’ve pitched tent in each of these camps in my career. The Meek … Continue reading

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How to Accept Literary Criticism

Often writers don’t know how to be critiqued. I find myself biting my tongue when acrid comments come my way, but I know this is all a process. Here are rules to live by for critiquing. 1. Don’t Argue with … Continue reading

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Yes, You Need To Join A Writer’s Critique Group

What exactly is a writer’s critique group? A read and critique gathering is a group of writers who do similar types of writing, who read something they have written, and then the group members comment on it.  These comments can … Continue reading

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The Four Commandments of Literary Criticism

…And lo, he did come down from the mount of verbiage and in his hands he carried two great tablets and written on these tablets were the FOUR COMMANDMENTS OF LITERARY CRITICISM. He looked at the front runners, the published … Continue reading

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