Tipped off by Dan Wagstaff at The Casual Optimist.
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:
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.
Florence Osmund wrote a wonderful piece for The Book Designer blog back in July entitled “Four Truths and Four Myths That Every New Novelist Should Know.”
I might still have tried this fiction-writing thing if I had known this, but maybe not.
We’ll never know.
I hope some new writer will.