The Reluctant Bachelorette Blog Tour: Guest Post

Author Rachael Anderson has stopped by to talk about Critique Groups as part of The Reluctant Bachelorette Blog Tour.

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Critique Groups--Who Needs Them?

Okay, so I wanted to share some comments from a good friend who I make critique all my books, just because he's awesome at catching things and makes me laugh at the same time . . . try not to laugh at my blunders.

Really, I might take it personal.

Him: "You are so going to hate me, but can air be morbid?"

My thoughts: YES!!! Air can also be wise, witty, and pretty! Sheesh. Picky, picky.

Him: "A lot of people in this chapter are wearing holey jeans and dark T-shirts."

Me: Okay, so you got me on that one.

Him: "You're stretching high school voice to the breaking point."

Me: Yeah, well, someone needs to tell high schoolers they need to broaden their vocabulary.

Him: "Whoaa!!! Okay, you're pulling a serious Suzanne Collins Hunger Games thing here where she just bops the heroine on the head and has her pass out so time can fly by."

Me: What's wrong with that? Hunger Games was a best-selling series! Mmmm . . . maybe because no one passed out in my chapter.

Him: "Whistled? Seriously?"

Me: YES, whistled!!! What's wrong with that???? . . . . . Okay, so I'll take it out.

Him: "Don't you mean astronomy?"

Me: Maybe, maybe not. You'll never know. Okay, so maybe you will since I should have used "astronomy" instead. Kind of like the other day when I wrote "fairy" instead of "ferry". Or high-jacking instead of hitch-hiking. Woops, my bad. :)
And my favorite comment yet . . .

Him: "Oh poor Matt, you had the misfortune of falling in love with the heroine, but you're not the hero! Sorry buddy."

Me:Yes, poor, poor Matt. But I'm sure there's a girl out there for him somewhere.

And THAT is why I have a critique group. :)

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Thank you so much for stopping by Rachael! It's interesting to see some of the process that goes into writing a book.

About the Author:
Rachael Anderson is the author of four contemporary romances: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She's the mother of four, can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

To learn more you can find Rachel at:

And for the duration of this blog tour, The Reluctant Bachelorette is only $.99 on Amazon!

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