My Critics, My Friends

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” –

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Reading Another’s Work

“To write is human, to edit is divine.” – Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft This month I had the honor of critiquing someone’s novel. I read

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A Contact Sport

“Writing is like a contact sport, like football. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it.” – Irwin Shaw I’m incredibly fortunate. In MFA school where critiques can be brutal,

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