The Five-Minute Meltdown

There I was, boasting that critiques were bouncing off my back as positive reinforcement that what I was writing was good. Not just good, people asked to read more! They complimented my characters, appreciated the depth and complexity of thought, laughed where I wanted them to. Then one note came along. It wasn't negative. It…

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Coffee and Critiques

I've spent most of the last few days working over on Scribophile, giving out critiques and posting my own work for feedback. It's actually a wonderful community there and I've learned to become more active and open with some of my work. When I first joined, I was curious what it was all about. As…