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Writer’s Mail for Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” ― Mark Twain

Lisa shares part of Chapter 19 of Tebow Family Secret. Pat thought it was a good chapter. Jerry asks how one character knows someone is homeless. He also wants to know why two scenes come from a minor character’s point of view. Andy P. had a question about POV at the beginning of the story. Andy B. felt like the chapter had a lot of talking and not a lot of action. Andy P. has a theory, but Pat almost cares more about the relationships and how everything is going to turn out.

Amber reads from Chapter Eleven. Pat likes the reintroduction of Hermes the man versus Hermes the cat, but she doesn’t care enough for the main character at the moment and suggests adding a scene before things get started. Andy P. thinks the story is getting a little long at this point also and doesn’t care for the main character though he’s starting to take to her.

Judith reads from My Mother, Savior of Men. Andy P. has a question or two about colloquialisms, but he enjoyed the dialogue. Jerry liked how one character provided some insight into another character’s action. (more…)


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