Last evening, the Royal Writers Secret Society – don’t bother Googling, you won’t find it; it’s secret – gave me feedback on chapters 5 and 6 of The Mark of the Spider, my adventure-thriller manuscript.
In a nutshell, their observations:
- Is protagonist likable enough?
- More reflection and feelings
- Show, don’t tell
- Digressions, excessive detail
If I committed any other sins of fiction writing, they ran out of time cataloguing them.
This is why every writer needs an editor, every story teller needs a caring audience, and every keyboard has a delete key.