Affirmations are everywhere in this Pandemic. Everyone talks about self care and self love, but let’s talk about you and me. Recently, I signed up for a workshop. I get work back from the workshop and it was a critique and then, they wanted money for me to attend the workshop. Now I know my … Continue reading Everything About You Matters
Borderlands (part 2)
Headed into Day Two of Borderlands with a binder full of interesting stories that I have read and given a decent critique. This is how it goes: We were given a schedule on Friday along with a number and a small piece of paper with a sentence. Based on the numbers, we were to go … Continue reading Borderlands (part 2)
Where are the Monsters?
I participate in a writing group. I'm sure I've written about it before. My submission was something I worked on for Nanowrimo. I was nervous-when you see a lot of red or highlighting, I think, 'Wow, time for revenge!" It wasn't the case. We are down to three (maybe four) members and I discussed my … Continue reading Where are the Monsters?
Critiques without Tears (part 2)
(being published earlier than normal-by popular request!!) Then, it happened... I joined not one but THREE different critique groups. Oh, my disease to be liked and to please overcame any rational thought. I tried to do the run around and help everyone because I was getting what I wanted, what I thought I needed-FEEDBACK! People … Continue reading Critiques without Tears (part 2)
How to give better…critiques (Part 1)
When I joined my first critique group, which feels like years ago, I was green. I had no clue how to do a critique. I didn't know how to do much of anything. I read directions...instructions and whatever I could get my hands on. I read Pinterest, I googled critiques and I was ready. I … Continue reading How to give better…critiques (Part 1)