Writing Tip — 5

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When you belong to a great critique group, you can comment and make suggestions on the works of others. Pointing out the overuse of certain words or phrases, letting them know when they are Telling instead of Showing; over descriibng a person or place. When you make these comments, be courteous. Don’t slam another person’s work, since they are there for the same reason you are. The good groups have great admins who keep the trolls at bay, and make the environment welcoming. There’s nothing wrong with being a lurker at first, reading previous and new posts as they appear, but participating in the group will help you and in turn help others who post for critiques on their writing. Be polite in your responses, thank those who have commented on your work, and salute the admins who keep the group running.

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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