Category Archives: Critiques

Review: “Promising Light” by Emily Ann Ward

Promising Light is the first in a trilogy (with a set of prequels) of YA novels by Emily Ann Ward. Synopsis: A young noble, Grace, is romantically involved with a mysterious young man, Dar. A warning comes that Dar is … Continue reading

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Review: Angel Falls by Connie Mann

Angel Falls was a new experience for me. Written by Connie Mann, it is the first “romance” novel I’ve ever read, and also the first “Christian Romance” . . .  Wait. I sense this blog will have many disclaimers and … Continue reading

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Review: Frank Capra, The Name Above The Title

Frank Capra’s life as of 1971 was much like the flavor of his more famous characters, Mr. Smith, Mr. Deeds, and George Bailey. He started out as a peasant in Sicilli that couldn’t read, then he and his family followed their brother … Continue reading

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How to Constructively Critique Writing and Possibly Anything Else

I aim high =) As a firm believer in “doing unto others what I would have done unto me”, I try to keep feedback heading to other writers. Especially right now while I’m trying to finish up my second and … Continue reading

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In the last two weeks or so, I have seen two very different movies and walked away with two very different experiences. The first was The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, and the other The Dark Knight Rises. What follows may … Continue reading

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understand critiques, then understand when to throw them out

Was listening to a discussion on Hatrack, one about taking critiques without deflecting them out of defensiveness. It’s hard not to do, to rationalize away a flaw someone has genuinely found. My common excuses, and I suspect most, are really … Continue reading

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