Inkplots Critique Group

I so look forward to my bi-monthly Inkplots critique meetings. Our members arrive at McAlister’s Deli with ten pages each of our current wip (work-in-progress). We order our food, and then eat while discussing whatever’s going on in the industry, or those things occurring in our lives that affect our writing.

Inkplotters at the 2008 Southern Lights Conference, Jacksonville, Florida — with Charlee Allden and Jeanne VanArsdall (standing); L-R sitting – Lee Roland, Abigail Sharpe, Lis’Anne Harris, & Janie Dean.

Last night’s meeting was great. I’m in the midst of working on a medieval fantasy romance. I had no idea how hard it would be to make the unbelievable plausible. Their suggestions on how to build my world into a magical realm of great wonders, dark deeds, and credible realism were right on the mark. I couldn’t wait to open up Word this morning and get right to the task of editing a few scenes for clarity, and revising some of the actions and reactions of my h/h.

These ladies are the best. My writing has greatly improved since joining them over two years ago. I don’t know where my writing would be without them. Probably in the recycle bin.

If you don’t have at least one critique partner, you should find one immediately. I can’t recommend highly enough a critique group. In my case, six pairs of eyes are better than two or four!

Inkplotters, you rock!

Lis’Anne

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