Tuesday, April 21, 2009
5th of 5 hard questions
Now we come to the challenge: "How will you make sure that your work grabs and keeps your readers' attention every bit as well as your own favourites capture you?" I'm sure I never deliberately write boring pages, but I'm equally sure that sometimes what I find important or fascinating might not seem so to others. This is why critique groups are so useful. Constructive criticism is priceless. As writers, we have to have tough skins in order to listen to hard truths about our precious words. And we need the tenacity to stay with the task of producing worthwhile stories, so we don't waste our readers' time nor try their patience. If we can't do that, then what use is our work?