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In continuing our series on receiving critiques, here are the top ten things to not do when receiving a critique.
In this episode we discuss the top ten things to do when receiving critique.
Congratulations to the following winners!
The Map by Alanna Robertson-Webb
I Guess They Don't by Greg Beatty
Room for One More by Chris Bannor
Defying Distancing by Tamara Merrill
Click here to read the winning entries.
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for our contest. We had so much fun reading them. Check back for other contests.
You've been slaving away at your Work-in-Progress (WIP). Maybe it's an article, a short story or a full novel, You're ready to share with Beta-Readers and/or join a critique group. But before you do, there are some things you need to do do first.
In this week's semi-sode, 5 Things to Consider before Outlining, Semi-Sage Morrigan explores her Butterfly Writing Technique. The technique takes writers stage-by-stage through their metamorphosis as they transform their idea (egg) into a completed manuscript (adult butterfly). This semi-sode highlights five things to consider before outlining that will enhance your skill level, decrease your time editing, and most importantly clarify the intention of your current work in progress (WIP).
Join us at the Flights of Foundry virtual convention happening May 16-17. Flights of Foundry highlights speculative creators: writers, artists, game makers, and podcasters. Participate in a panel, reading, workshop, or join a space to connect with another creative! If you are a dreamer, thinker, and/or a doer sign up for the FREE conference: https://flights-of-foundry.org/ .
Character Sheets to Build your Author Skill Set
At 2:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, the Semi-Sages host an interactive workshop where we take a deep dive into helping you identify your strengths and weaknesses as an author. Using a writer-based character sheet, (like one would find in a role playing game such as Dungeons and Dragons), we take participants through the self-reflexive activity of understanding who they are as authors. Participants will leave with an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses as well as growth strategies.
Spec Community Panel
At 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, the Semi-Sages invite you to join our adventure as we explore how community unleashes creativity. Join the discussion about how our passion for speculative fiction allows us to escape the challenges of everyday life. Podcasting, personality, and perspective, let's unleash the keys to productivity!