by gum, you better have critique partners

I think the title says it all.

You want more?

Okay.

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.

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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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