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I'm Deborah. I'm a writer, currently seeking representation/publication for my YA Fantasy Fractured Princess

I love to play Final Fantasy games and Shattered Pixel Dungeon. I also enjoy the many ins and outs of music (I'm a chorus geek).

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Express Yourself: Writing Advice

Welcome back to Express Yourself: a meme created by Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests for writers to get to know each other a little better!

This week, they ask us about some good writing advice we were given.

I would have to say some important advice would be when you finish writing, to walk away from it for a while before you come back to read it. That way, you get a fresh perspective when you begin the editing & proofreading stage.

I also think it's important to do that with critiques, especially if, like me, you never mastered developing the thick skin people always tell you to develop. Sometimes, a critique can hurt, and if the person on the other side leans more towards being harsh over constructive, it hurts a lot. So the best thing to do is walk away for a while and come back to consider if there is any validity in what they're saying.


  1. It can definitely be a good idea to get some distance from a project before you start editing. I do think critique groups can be very helpful, and they can certainly motivate you to step up. But it's important to find people who can be kind and respectful even when they give criticism.

  2. Great advice! I always like to "walk away," too, from the comics and art I make. I never fail to find something in need of fixing when I do that!


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