Tag Archive | critique partners

Don’t be your own limiting factor

Don’t be your own limiting factor

Guest Blogger: Jennifer Slattery Sometimes the words flow and our fingers can barely keep up with the creative bursts firing from our brains. Other times, it feels as if every sentence is a struggle and we begin to wonder, can I really do this? What if I don’t have what it takes to be a […]

When to ignore your critique partners

When to ignore your critique partners

I have some great critique partners. But after several years of participating in both online and offline critique groups, I’ve learned that some types of advice just need to be ignored. Not that you should go on the defensive. In fact, in my in-person critique group, Word Weavers, the critiquee is forbidden to defend. Just […]

There Has To Be a Balance!

There Has To Be a Balance!

I’m faced with a dilemma. Here’s the problem. The villain in Dividing Spirits is a demon named Axriel. An ancient, Christian-hating, apocalypse type demon. When I first wrote the novel, I created Axriel to be hard-core, evil being. He had no redeeming qualities, he didn’t think nice thoughts, or show any weakness. He would foul, […]