What Good is a Critique?

I got some feedback on my novel from a writer friend recently. It was enlightening to read her comments and suggestions, her interpretations and misinterpretations. I always learn something from a critique. There’s always a little ‘aha!’ moment that makes it all worthwhile. Some people will argue over the benefits …

Large-to-Small Editing

Simple question, huh? How do you edit, once you decide to dive into that phase? For every writer there’s at least one opinion on the matter. You might say, I can’t stand to let an awful sentence be. I fix things as I go. Others edit their writing from the …