Sunday 2 November 2014
My A-Team of Critters
And just like the A-Team, who I grew up with in the eighties, each member of my team has a particular skillset. Meet my A-Team of critters.
Bland writes for adults and is a sci-fi fanatic. He's intelligent and knows a lot about the craft of writing. He is honest and a bit mysterious.
The internet is notorious as a place where abusive strangers hang out. But my experience on Critique Circle has been the opposite. I've been bowled over by the kindness of strangers.
For example, in my novel I have my American girl dial a wrong number and receive an automated reply. But Est (Murdock) thought my automated reply (internet sourced) didn't sound quite right so she dials a false number in real life and sends me a transcript of the automated reply!
My other Murdock, Bland, wondered if a knot I was using in an action scene would be fit for purpose. So what does he go and do? He recreates the scenario using ropes and climbing equipment to test out my knot! Can you believe that! He wrote about it here.
These are just two examples of how my A-mazing critique Team have helped push my novel over the line. As Hannibal would say, "I love it when a plan comes together."
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Posted by Kieran at 08:11