Archive for September, 2013

Tiresome critiqing

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Many of us fiction-writing types belong to one or more critiquing exchanges. Stephen King has his wife and a writing friend that review his works. Writing classes or workshops are, in whole or in part, made up of reviewing and critiquing the efforts of the participants. I belong to a local writing group and loosely […]

Writing in italics

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

I’ve heard some discussion about the use of italics, and today I ran across an example of what I think it a good use of italics in my current reading. This excerpt is from A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child. McQueen waited. Reacher looped around the trunk. He paused, gestured, right-handed, […]

Critiques

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

It’s amazingly hard to accept and to do critiques. When I was a music major I always had a teacher; someone that knew a lot more than I did, someone who had years more experience than I did, someone that I trusted. After years of work with the instructors, with the directors, I developed a […]