What To Do with Terrible Advice?

What is the worst advice you have ever received and how do you move on from it?

Daryll Lynne, Molly and James divulge their not-so-great experiences as “veterans” of critique groups gone wrong and shed some light on ways to discern and overcome overly critical or just plain terrible advice. Listen to this weeks episode of Sentence to Paragraph below, on Podomatic, or iTunes

“You’ve vanilla pudding’d my story!” – M. K. Martin

Interview Highlights

  • The group agrees on the benefits writing streaks have on their daily writing practice
  • Molly encourages writers to critique each other with more specificitydon’t just say “I like it!”
  • Daryll Lynne shares what she did when someone tried to rework her story entirely
  • James prefers shaping goals and planning out his projects to “just writing from the heart”
  • We also look at how to work alongside writers from other genres, how to provide stronger feedback, and how to deal with misunderstandings and differences
  • We also study the surprising wisdom of the commonly tossed about phrase, “show don’t tell”