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    Hi Debbie,

    Having a great critique group is worth its weight in gold to a writer.

    Isn't it wonderful that we can go back and layer in details and make our stories richer?

    Best,
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    I agree. It is wonderful to have a great crit group. I belong to ff&p's critique group and they are a wonderful group of authors.

    Adding more conflict in my short story really helped me. I now have a publisher interested in it. They asked for me to do some revisions and resubmit, so I did. Waiting on word.
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    Hi. I write fae fantasy romance and erotica. Love stories with fairies and humans. What kind of fantasy do you write?
    Hi Debbie,

    We write the same stuff. Most of my stuff is Celtic/Scottish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joviangeldeb View Post
    I agree. It is wonderful to have a great crit group. I belong to ff&p's critique group and they are a wonderful group of authors.

    Adding more conflict in my short story really helped me. I now have a publisher interested in it. They asked for me to do some revisions and resubmit, so I did. Waiting on word.
    I used to belong to the FF&P chapter. Great RWA chapter to belong to.

    I'm thinking positive thoughts your submission!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tambra View Post
    I used to belong to the FF&P chapter. Great RWA chapter to belong to.

    I'm thinking positive thoughts your submission!

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    Polly
    A big Thank You.
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    Hi Debbie,
    Good luck with your short story. I sounds very promising.
    Your writing has been validated. That sure boosts the confidence.

    So that's 'fae fantasy'. Sounds hot. I'm not so brave to allow readers that deep inside my head but I admire writers who are.

    I write historical fiction but am trying my hand at a dragon elf/human story (really, really mild fae fantasy I guess)because this is my 2005 NaNo novel which I loved at the time and now want to turn it into a readable form

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dragon View Post
    Hi Debbie,
    Good luck with your short story. I sounds very promising.
    Your writing has been validated. That sure boosts the confidence.

    So that's 'fae fantasy'. Sounds hot. I'm not so brave to allow readers that deep inside my head but I admire writers who are.

    I write historical fiction but am trying my hand at a dragon elf/human story (really, really mild fae fantasy I guess)because this is my 2005 NaNo novel which I loved at the time and now want to turn it into a readable form

    Rusty
    Oooh. Dragon elf/human. That sounds interesting.

    You know, my first ever story that I wrote was a historical. I've always thought that one day I'd like to rewrite it now that I've learned a few things about writing.
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    Hi Polly,
    I haven't always consciously used something external to stimulate the action , which I do now. It's remembering to followed through with the character's subjective response that I need to develop.

    "Response - what he does. (from the 4 points Emotion/Reflex/Rational Action/Speech to be kept in that order) subjective."

    I've placed Bickham's quote in a Header on my wip so it hits me in the eye on every page. .No excuses now

    I worked that exercise into a 1550 word chapter and subbed it to my general writing group. Three crits so far and they don't like it. They usually love everything I do. This was too descriptive and too confusing. However, I only veered off my pov character once.
    Instead of saying - Lilith noted the quiver in the youngster's voice,
    I said - the youngster croaked, unable to hide the quiver in her voice.

    It's funny how the writing journey follows Bickham's rule -

    The Scene: I had the goal (to finish the chapter) the conflict (opposing views of my sub) the disaster (they told me what I didn't want to here)

    Now I'm faced with The Sequal: my reaction ( disbelief, denial, hit Delete, retrieve and re read, send thank you note). Now I face a dilemma which requires making a choice. (destroy the wip and start something new: disregard the comments, have faith in myself and move; apply the comments that seem most appropriate; join another crit group Knowing my decision will lead to a new goal and begin the process all over, I make my decision.
    Of course in real life I'll choose the one that leads to a happy ending. But in fiction I'd have to pick the one that would lead me into more trouble.

    Sometimes it's just too hard. I don't know if I'm even in the real world anymore lol. I'm off to look at lesson 5.

    Rusty
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    Quote Originally Posted by joviangeldeb View Post
    Oooh. Dragon elf/human. That sounds interesting.

    You know, my first ever story that I wrote was a historical. I've always thought that one day I'd like to rewrite it now that I've learned a few things about writing.
    That's terrific. You have a draft of a story to edit. I bet you'll have a lot of fun writing your second draft using the tools of your trade. An Historical. You might even get hooked on research.
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