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by CageSage
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Critique Group Etiquette
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Critique Group Etiquette

There's also another thing specifically about the level of skills in the critique group. Each group is unique. A new writer has a lot to learn, but they also offer a fresh perspective, the willingness to listen, to question. The writer with more craft skills needs to bring along the newer writers fo...
by CageSage
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: How to write a good first page
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: How to write a good first page

First stab at comments: Long sentences in a situation where thinking would be quick. Too many 'had' sentences. Seemed happens twice - passive. It could be a good start to a story, but I'd prefer the action, or the character in action, rather than the dialogue. Eg. The crash followed the boom. Bosun ...
by CageSage
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Dig Deep
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Re: Dig Deep

Well worth the read! Thanks.
by CageSage
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Point of view
Replies: 7
Views: 1603

Re: Point of view

I prefer the up-close-and-personal third person (reading and writing), with the occasional camera angle thrown in, but only if it's seeing the world from the shoulder of the POV char. (there's another 'but' :oops: in this comment - how to get rid of every one? Implausible!)
by CageSage
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Success Tips (and perseverance)
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Success Tips (and perseverance)

Yes, it certainly helps the confidence ... now for the grit and fortitude ... and ...
by CageSage
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Success Tips (and perseverance)
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Success Tips (and perseverance)

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2018/0 ... k-rowling/

It's also worth checking the links to the daily word counts - see?
by CageSage
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Dealing with self-doubt
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Dealing with self-doubt

It's the self-doubt, even after it's done. When it pops up, even while good things are said, even if ... it's always there, waiting to pop up and grab the writer by the throat, threatens to undo all the 'up' when it first got published. All of that is self-doubt. And what to do about it? Keep going,...

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