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Writing Groups #3: Taking Criticism from Other Writers, Part 2

Writing Groups #3: Taking Criticism from Other Writers, Part 2

 The Catalog of Good, Bad and Ugly I will be vulnerable here and reiterate a few less than favorable things that have been said about my work over the years.  Along the way, anyone who writes (or so I am assuming) creates a mental catalog of various

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Writing Groups #2: Accepting Help and Criticism from Other Writers: Part 1

Writing Groups #2: Accepting Help and Criticism from Other Writers: Part 1

Putting Yourself Out There Writing is about vulnerability, about putting yourself and parts of your mind/reaction to the world on display for others to see, think about, and participate in. Because you are so vulnerable and open, you have to know when to take help/criticism from you

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Writing contests … sometimes “abomidible”

Writing contests … sometimes “abomidible”

I have entered a writing contest once in my life. The entry could only be 1,500 words long.  Most of my efforts at “short stories” land me in the 20 page range. Believe it or not, I admire people who are terse but it is not one

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