by gum, you better have critique partners

I think the title says it all.

You want more?


You can’t catch every typo, every slip of the syntax. And believe me, when you’ve worked on a manuscript for a year, you can’t see the forest for the trees.

Most of all, everyone else’s brain doesn’t work like yours.

Character motivation has to be universal. So does the emotion a scent will evoke, the weight a certain word will carry. Every one of us is living a unique life.

Writing is about capturing the experiences we share.


About Lisha Cauthen

Lisha Cauthen writes YA novels for guys that girls like to read too.

Posted on July 23, 2010, in writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on by gum, you better have critique partners.

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