I got some really fantastic feedback. It was pointed out that in some spots it has a third person sound, which does not work for my first person novel. The comment came up again that I write with confidence and I know where I am going with the story. And that makes the mistakes seam all the less significant.
I worry that I don’t have enough young adult readers reading my work. I want someone who loves the genre to point out the cliches and warn me when it takes fifteen chapters before the love interest is introduced. Not that my group isn’t fantastic, but they aren’t YA readers.
I’m thinking I might bring in one of my plays next week to change things up…
@1 year ago with 3 notes
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Just got back from writers group. I took last week off, and thought I would bring in something new this week to freshen the pallet. Thing is, before I read a few in the group mentioned how they were excited to see what happens next in my distopian.
What I brought in is what I will call “The Middle Grade”, as the more I write the more I find the voice to be more of a pre teen than a teen. This short excerpt made a few people actually laugh. Most people said they liked the humor and the voice. One of the newer members said it had potential with a series feel.
Technical errors were pointed out, but an overall good week back. Hope work doesn’t keep me away again.
@1 year ago
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