The beauty of a bad crit

The other night, I found myself sifting through the mounds of critiques I received last year when I was workshopping the first chapter of CREEP.  I counted, and I have a total of twenty-three very detailed, very honest assessments of the first twelve pages of my...

I’ve lost that loving feeling

After a year of belonging to two different writing groups and taking various writing classes, I’ve started to become more focused on what other people think of my writing, rather than the writing itself.  Gone are the mornings when I’m jumping out of...

With a little help from my friends

I got inspiration for another post after making a comment to my Aunt Peggy. Writer needs editors.  But do writers need workshops?  And if so, how much workshopping is too much? I’ve taken two writing workshops so far, one that focused on short stories...