L.W. Flouisa's picture
L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami January 1, 2014 - 10:23am

I might end up going for one month workshop, but will things like how to improve character development be gone over? I write a lot more flash fiction these days, as suppose to full length short fiction. I know character development isn't like it used to be. (Which used to be the opposite, I used to not have any plot to speak of.)

I used to comit to four character profiles, but thats felt a bit tedious these day.:/ (The last profile list I looked at had 99 questions you needed to answer.)

I may have to hold off on the YA novellette until I can get that taken care of.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated January 1, 2014 - 11:29am

It tends to be pretty free form, with people mainly responding with that they think you need to work on.  You'll have the option to post "I am most concerned with character development" though.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami January 1, 2014 - 11:54am

Thats even better. I'll need to pick one of the four complete ones I have (that aren't like binned, because I wrote them years ago.) While I'm expanding Namorift Persona. 

The exception might be the ghost story romance, but I guess I'll see.





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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel January 1, 2014 - 12:03pm

When I write reviews I tend to stick to the meta-issues; plot, setting, and character development, and then conflict within these three. If these are pretty well in order I move down the ladder toward sentence structure, grammar, and getting into the minute details that "I think" don't work or are extraneous.

I believe each person has different ways in which they review. Some are amazing, others...not so much. 

Good luck and message me if you would like any help.

Or anyone can message me if they want help. 


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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer January 2, 2014 - 10:48am

I'm not in the workshop right now, but I definitely support anyone utilizing it. For the most part, if you ask about specific aspects of the work, people will address them.

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Tim Johnson from Rockville, MD is reading Notes From a Necrophobe by T.C. Armstrong January 2, 2014 - 11:03am

Same as Jack. I'm not active right now, but if you have work to share, it can net invaluable feedback. But more than that, while everyone goes there because they have work they want to workshop, getting involved there also gives you an opportunity to meet new people. Also, you learn a lot just by thinking analytically and critically about other people's work. If you have the time and money to make use of it, I think it's a great resource.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break January 2, 2014 - 11:20am

I haven't really been active in workshop since it was hosted at the Chuck Palahniuk site, but to concur with what others are saying, yes, it's a valuable resource. There's no way you won't get better at this if you're using it on a consistent basis.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami January 2, 2014 - 1:07pm

I'll definitely be doing that then. Now back to my MG Fantasy.:p