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Who’s this story about, anyway?

A bit of a debate about which character is actually the protagonist… Got a comment in a critique last year about AT being “the protagonist, obviously” in my novel-in-progress. After I finished my WTF?? reaction, I asked the critiquer to explain … Continue reading

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An old critique dissected (Part 4)

You’ll notice as you read this last installment of my little rant that there are no original responses from me until the end.  The explanation is simple:  I became so frustrated with the critique itself that at times I was actually … Continue reading

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An old critique dissected (Part 3)

First, an explanation for those who are joining us mid-rant: Once upon a time (last year, I think), I posted a short story on a peer-review site for writers. One of the reviews I got (not to be confused with … Continue reading

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An old critique dissected (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1…) “”Lose something, friend?” I asked as I pulled another chair up to his table. “I can find it for you, maybe.” Has the man sat down now? Because we’ve just been told he was leaning against … Continue reading

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An old critique dissected (part 1)

So there I was, going through my old writing files in search of some chapter notes that I’d misplaced, when I found something that is, at this late date, really funny: a critique I’d received for a short story I … Continue reading

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