Jamie's story is in the File section of the website.
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0 · May 1, 2013
Very educational. I do not like the NYT's pretentious reviews and their focus on typical navel-absorbed American lit. But...this did make good points.
0 · May 2, 2013
Yes, some very good points, and certainly some things to think about. The more things that are pointed out, the more conscious I am of them in my writing. Every time I start feeling like a sub-standard writer, I read the World's Worst Book Proposals at Writers Weekly and then I start to feel better. http://writersweekly....
What I liked about this review (aside from schadenfreude) is that it gave a name to the kind of writing that isn't strictly awful but, in the aggregate, can ruin a piece.
Interesting review Chrissa! Man that is one harsh critic. I fear the cliches the critic pointed out would be found in just about any romance book and much of the young adult lit out there these days... >_>;;
*is laughing so hard* Thanks for the link to the Book Proposals Jamie, I have new faith in myself!
Lively conservation last night and we welcomed a new member!
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Sorry--I can't make it this time. Hope to catch you all in June! Rudi
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