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Criticizing Constructively: 7 Helpful Tips

As a fanfiction writer, one of the best parts of my day is reading reviews. The feedback I receive bolsters my confidence and has helped me grow as a writer. Reviews have put me in contact with a lot of other writers and readers, too, and through them, I’ve become a part of a wonderful and inspirational community of people I never would have met otherwise.

Unfortunately, not all feedback is sunshine and rainbows. For every review that offers thought-provoking insight and wonderful recommendations, there’s another that is disheartening and perhaps even rude. Continue reading Criticizing Constructively: 7 Helpful Tips

How to Outline Your Story in 5 Acts

Let’s be honest: Shakespeare’s plays aren’t always easy to translate, even though they’re technically written in Modern English. Between the inverted syntax and obsolete words, it can sometimes feel like you’re reading a different language.

Despite that (and often because of it) Shakespeare’s writings are phenomenal. He wrote beautifully about the human condition, tackling any number of subjects that are as relevant today as they were centuries ago. Really, is it any wonder that there have been so many modern adaptations of his work? From tragic romance to witty comedic intrigues, his work is timeless, filled with strong, well-developed characters we can all relate to.
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