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How to Handle Critique of Your Work

Last week I talked about how to offer critique to other authors that’s constructive, positive, and reflects your reactions to the story, rather than assessing it analytically. (You can read…
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How Writers Revise: Julia Claiborne Johnson

On Learning the Craft and Finding Her Story Julia Claiborne Johnson didn’t start writing her first novel till she was fifty years old, but she started learning how to do…
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How to Effectively Give Critique

One of the most important skills you need as an author is the ability to objectively assess your story (editing) so you can see where it needs development, strengthening, tightening…
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How to Write Authentically

I’m obsessed with the podcast Smartless right now. Hosted by Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett, the show features a “mystery guest” each week brought on by one of…
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How Writers Revise: Jason Stanford

On handling bad reviews, censorship, and finding your voice as a writer. You would think author Jason Stanford is flying pretty high right now. His recently released book Forget the…

How Writers Revise