Category Archives: critiques

win a query critique or a 25 or 50 page critique from Weronika Janczuk

To celebrate debut week for my novel, Miserere, I’m having a flash fiction contest at my other blog. Enter your flash fiction for a chance to win one of five prizes that include a query critique, a 25 page critique or a 50 … Continue reading

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hey, you! step away from that manuscript

Yeah, that’s right, you. Step away from that manuscript. I don’t care how many times you’ve read your work-in-progress, there are still errors lurking within all those words. The best way to find all those mistakes is to step away from … Continue reading

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another look at analyzing critiques

In a fit of passion, I submitted the four opening lines of my novel to Edittorrent’s latest editing exercise. (Note: whenever a professional editor says drop me four lines and I’ll edit them for you, swallow your pride, cut and … Continue reading

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analyzing critiques

In a moment of bravery, you have posted or submitted your work to a critique group for discussion. Then you receive your critiques. You immediately swear you will never set another word to paper; however, after a three day depression, … Continue reading

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finding a good critique group

So how do you find a good critique group? Visit the blogs of other writers, then look through their lists of links. Usually you will find one or two links to online critique groups. Go to the site and browse … Continue reading

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manuscript submissions

After months of hard work, the magic moment has arrived when you type those magnificent words at the end of your manuscript: The End. Your manuscript is complete; you have edited, slashed, and worked your fingertips raw at the keyboard. … Continue reading

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online writing workshops

I’ve found a couple of web sites for serious science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers who are looking for honest pre-publication critiques. I am not a member of the Critter Writers Workshop, so I can’t attest to the quality of … Continue reading

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