8 Urban Myths to Squelch During Story Critiques (link)

8 Urban Myths to Squelch During Story Critiques at http://writingnovelsthatsell.com

Some good critique advice (pretty much falling into my main “critique critique” — Remember, you’re helping them write their story, not writing your version of it.):

  1. This idea has been written before.
  2. Editors hate prologues.
  3. One-sentence paragraphs are grammatically incorrect and should never be used.
  4. I don’t like to wait for character information to be revealed. I want you to write important traits, like hair color and age, as soon as you introduce that character.
  5. I don’t like the word scarlet. Why can’t you just say what you mean and use red?
  6. I hate (talking animals) (vampires) (suicide bombers) (New Age rhetoric) etc. Delete that nonsense from your book.
  7. Your writing is too purple.
  8. You’ll never get this story published

Well worth reading the details at: 8 Urban Myths to Squelch During Story Critiques at http://writingnovelsthatsell.com

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