Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Link

Agent Nathan Bransford is doing wonderful things on Mondays...a one page critique. Here's this week's . Last week's was just as good.

I don' t know about you but this type of criticism is so useful because it helps me to train my eye and to see where my instincts match his or violently disagree (this hasn't happened yet). I am planning to take a page a day of my own work and do the same type of crit while I am in research mode. If I'm brave I may show you the results of one of my efforts.

Do you think this type of work is good or would it work against you? I know I certainly couldn't and wouldn't do it during a first draft but as an exercise I think it might improve my writing - time will tell.

Right now back to my women gardeners....oh and I will blog on Thursday about my trip to Slightly Foxed and a surprise.


Pen said...

There is a place called Slightly Foxed? :D

liz fenwick said...

Yes, Pen, there is and I just love the name!

Karen said...

It's a really good site. Have you ever read Query Shark? Agent Janet Reid is ruthless (but fair) in her critiques and it's a real eye-opener!

Sarah Callejo said...

I don't think I'd get too far if I did a critique of each page. Maybe easier to take whole chapters, you get a global view then.
But it's a good idea to do your own critique on the second draft.

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Ooh a new look blog Liz!

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