Rebel Writer’s Creed

Rebel Writer’s Creed

I am a blog hopper and found some cool stuff as I went around the interwebs reading blogs and commenting. I found A really cool site in SA Larson’s site and especially her Writer’s CREED idea. More about the creed here at her site SA LARSON In order to do the idea justice, I must write one post a month related to my journey in following the CREED. So, I guess the first of the month is as good a time as any… So, point one of the creed says “I commit to- ~Regular Writing ~~ and I am. I

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Bullying: can a bad review be considered as such?

According to Wikipedia. “Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.” Recently, a good friend of mine received a pretty nasty review. It was lengthy and pointed. The reviewer was particular and definite. The effects? My friend may quit writing. My question therefore is this: can bad reviews be considered a form of bullying? I know the reviewer in question didn’t threaten or use force, but doesn’t verbal abuse amount to intimidation and domination of another? The reviewer was not attacking the writer

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Weekend wrap-up

Sometimes weekends are slow and lazy and I don’t do much and surely don’t have anything to blog about concerning it. This past weekend doesn’t fall into that category. This past weekend was FULL of good writing things. I actually got all of my critiques done for my gals, my own round of edits done for the next chapters about to be handed off to them, and started compiling my short stories for a possible novella of shorts that I am considering publishing. I think a collection of my short work would be a fantastic read for most people. They

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Weekends

Pavel P. / Foter.com / CC BY Have you ever felt like the weekend yawned before you like a long road void of anything on it? I do sometimes. Not this weekend, necessarily, because this weekend we will be celebrating birthdays and being together with family. We likely will go to see The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug. I have VIP tickets (squee!!). But at some point, I do want to get some writing done. I have a boatload of edits given to me by my critters yesterday. Like three or four chapters worth. And yeah, they are pretty detailed,

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Writing is hard work

Writing is hard work

Recently, I shared the first tidbits of my current WIP, a sort of apocalyptic tale. My critter thought it needed more world building. Which is true. It does. But I had to tell him, the style of writing that I use requires very little WB in the first draft and more added in on subsequent drafts. He-a reader not a writer-didn’t really understand. What can a writer do to make the beta reader see that what they are devouring is only a bare bones version of the whole thing? I am about ready to say no to having my first

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