Sunday, February 07, 2010

Blogiversary Number Two!!!

In February two years ago, I started writing hodge-podge entries in this blog. My goal was to write down everything I knew about writing (which I'm still working on, and have a feeling will never finish) in a clear and concise way so a complete stranger would understand what I was saying.

So much has happened since then, and I have thoroughly enjoyed everything, as well as meeting all you fellow readers and writers in the blogosphere. My blog wouldn't still be here if not for you.

As a thank you, I'm going to continue the book giveaways that I launched a year ago. But instead of interviewing authors, I thought I'd do something different.

When I write a book review, it's similar to how I critique. I dissect a story and look at the individual pieces - character, plot, pacing, voice, etc. Then I put it back together and see how the pieces work as a whole. So, if any of you writers out there would like that kind of critique aimed at your writing, then send me your favorite 500 words. Or your least favorite. Or what's giving you the most trouble right now. It can be from anywhere in the story, not just the beginning.

I will post your piece anonymously, along with my comments, and will open up the floor to comments from others as well.

So, if this interests you, send your piece in the body of the email (NOT as an attachment) to this address: tabwriter at gmail dot com. Then I'll figure out when and how to post it. Looking forward to it!!

10 comments:

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Wow. What a generous offer. Is there a time limit on this offer? I may have something I'd like critiqued in a couple weeks, but not right now.

Happy Blogiversary!

Tabitha said...

No time limit. I'm going to be doing this for at least the next year, so send it along whenever you like!

Bish Denham said...

Ditto Karen. Wow! I'm sure I'll find something to send at some point!

Tabitha said...

Excellent! Looking forward to it!

Christina Farley said...

sounds like fun. happy anniversary!

Marcia said...

LOL. Why am I not surprised? I'm planning a critique offer, too. It won't work quite the same way as yours, but my first post on critiques is scheduled for 2/18. You and I have radar that's tuned to a LOT of the same thoughts. I know this will make for lots of good posts from you. :)

Lisa Green said...

Seriously generous!! Wow how will you find the time?? I can't wait to check back in and see what you get...

PJ Hoover said...

Ooh, I'll really look forward to this, Tabitha! you give the best critiques!

Tabitha said...

Christina - thanks!! :)

Marcia - LOL!! Yeah, we have always been on the same wavelength. It's so funny how it always works out that way. :)

Lisa - I will work it into my writing schedule. I find that I learn just as much from critiquing and reading as from writing. So I'll be benefitting from this as well! :)

PJ - thank you! :)

So far, everyone is waiting to see who is going to go first, but someone needs to step up and be first! :) So, *rubbing hands together* who's it going to be? :)

Dark Angel said...

I'm game. Sent Tabitha my first 500. :-)