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Old 11-06-2015, 09:57 AM
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I think Non Serviam's points are well said. I've learned by critiquing and reading other people's critiques how to be more critical of my own writing.

I also want to add that I started with a couple of novels and picked away at them over a period of years working on them now and then. As I learned more I rewrote sections. And did it again. And again. And again.

I also was fortunate to know another writer in real life and worked on stories together. It was a bit difficult at first, but we wanted a good story so we questioned character actions, emotions, etc. It was sort of like having instant critiquing.

If you're looking for shortcuts, there aren't any. Getting better takes time and effort. And good feedback.

Good luck.
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