Tag Archives: criticism

Descriptions That Make My Head Tilt

Stacey Kite

Stacey Kite

There are a lot of descriptive phrases that I encounter as a reader that amuse and/or confuse me. I thought I’d share a few of them with you, and hopefully, give you a laugh.

First up—noses.

Heroes and romantic leads often have aquiline noses. (Isn’t that a great word—aquiline? It rolls off the tongue and implies sophistication.)

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Backup for a Bad Day

Stacey Kite

Stacey Kite

You know how there are some writing sessions where everything just clicks? And you keep going, staying up late despite knowing you’ll regret it in the morning, because you are on fire. I had one of those kind of writing jags last Tuesday. It was great.

Then came Wednesday … Continue reading

Story is King (Even When There are Pictures)

Stacey Kite

Stacey Kite

Every time I attend an SCBWI conference, I learn things—about both writing and illustrating. And every once in a while, something surprising about myself. That’s what happened at the Midsouth SCBWI conference this past September when I took a picture book dummy intensive and got feedback on a dummy of mine titled Battling The Math Dragon.

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Insomniacs Anonymous 2-27-15

WriteOwls

WriteOwls

You’re awake. Instead of writing the Great American Novel—or even a mediocre one—you’re reading our blog. Okay, then. We offer a topic; you respond. Let your fellow writers inspire you, and return to that manuscript refreshed.

What did you learn about your writing from a negative critique? Did that experience make you a better writer?

Insomniacs Anonymous 2-20-15

WriteOwls

WriteOwls

You’re awake. Instead of writing the Great American Novel—or even a mediocre one—you’re reading our blog. Okay, then. We offer a topic; you respond. Let your fellow writers inspire you, and return to that manuscript refreshed.

How long did it take you to get back to work writing after a bad critique experience?