Thursday, January 24, 2008

Critiquing and Revising

Today, I made some financial decision--like, don't buy
I also revised my Chapter Two, Scenes 3 and 4. Tomorrow, I'll present them to the Cambridge Fiction Writers for their feedback and then, when corrected more, will put them into the novel folder. I will not touch the chapters and scenes in the folder until I'm ready to do a final revision.

I also posted the first scene in the Word Slingers' group at Writer's Village. The group is finally back together again after the University changed much of its direction on the website. Now that we're all together, we'll begin posting small portions of our novels for feedback. The feedback I get from them is usually pretty darned good.

As always, no matter what kind of feedback you get from friends, other writers and even strangers should be taken with a grain of salt. There is no way an author can please all people at any given time, so, in the end, an author must rely on his/her own judgment. This is particularly true when you start a novel. No one can know what you have in your head. They can only see a piece of work from their point of view...........and as all of us know, POV is very important.


shadowlight said...

Hi Dorice,

LOL, I love your decions 'not to buy anything'. I could probably benefit from making that decision myself. :o)

Anyway, I thought I'd stop by this site and say hello here as well before I get back to work. This place is looking good.

I read your first section over at WS and left my comments. It's a promising beginning and I look forward to seeing what happens next.

Well, I guess I've procrastinated enough. I better sit myself down and get some work done.

Take care and I'll see you soon.


Dorice said...

Hi Marlicia,
I treasure your responses to my blog and hope you continue to stop by. I'm trying to write different things on each site and never am quite sure what I'm going to post each day.