Searching for a Critique Group: A Guest Post by SM Ford (aka Susan Uhlig)


The best thing I ever did for my writing was to hook up with a critique group.  Not only did I learn by what they said about my pieces, but I learned by what others did right and wrong in their work.  The group also inspired me to try new things. What to consider when … Continue reading Searching for a Critique Group: A Guest Post by SM Ford (aka Susan Uhlig)

How do you critique?


I was asked to read a friend's manuscript the other day - something I was thrilled to do.  Her story had always seemed interesting to me, so I was glad to get a chance to be able to read it.  As I was beginning to go through the first few chapters, I had a thought … Continue reading How do you critique?

40 DAYS OF GRATITUDE, Day 8: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger


We have made it through the first full week of my "40 Days of Gratitude" challenge. How do you feel? Anything different? For me, I find myself more able to cope with the difficulties that come my way – whether it's a particularly rough work situation, family stress (remember, I do have a 7th grader in the … Continue reading 40 DAYS OF GRATITUDE, Day 8: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Article About Editing


Today’s short post builds on previous posts about editing and critiquing.  I stumbled across a 4 part series on self-editing on the Blood-Red Pencil Blog.  I found this information useful for getting through the first few rounds of revisions.  Check it out and tell me what you think.  Happy editing...Now I must get back to mine!