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.