That’s right, I finally have some people willing to look at my writing and give genuine, constructive feedback. And none of them are my mum or my wife! Bonus!
Seriously though. It’s actually quite hard for someone such as myself – a number of short stories published, but no novel or mainstream
hugs acceptance – to find people that;
a) aren’t friends
b) aren’t related to me
c) can give me constructive criticism without me getting all defensive and scrunchy-faced towards them.
The good thing is, this is a quid pro quo agreement. Which is a posh way of saying, “I’ll help you if you’ll help me.” So I get to see their babies and they get to see mine, and we’re at the reaonably comfortable stage of being able to say “Man, your baby fell out of the ugly tree, and hit every ugly branch before slamming into the ugly ground.” and then suggest corrective surgery that will take that ugly baby and transform it into an angel. Mooooooooooaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!
What I believe this will do is (in no specific order);
a) expose other people to my writing.
b) get them all excited about the world(s) I’ve created.
c) help me see where my writing might cause confusion.
d) make me a better writer.
This will hopefully mean that I’ll be spamming you about my new novel being released in the near(ish) future. That, or I’ll post moany statuses on Facebook.