Words and Whatnot

A place for my words… and whatnot

Note: I messed this up the first time I posted it, so posted it again!

Write, write, write.

That’s, unfortunately, not so much what I’ve been doing the past couple of days. I have been writing the minimum I set for myself, but I haven’t been going much beyond. I did do a big thing, to me, though. I posted my prologue on Scribophile to get critiqued!

Now, it may seem a little silly (because it is) but sharing was a little scary for me. I’ve posted a couple chapters on here and then immediately deleted them afterward because I’ve got the ‘I’m terrible at this’ voice going full blast in the back of my mind.

The critiques I received, though, were pretty nice. They did let me know that I’m not quite as close to publishing as I thought, but they are also teaching me things to fix in other chapters. I’ve also been learning just by reading critiques of other people’s work and learning to avoid (or fix) things I didn’t realize I was doing wrong.

So, Scribophile has been pretty good so far, even if I’ve only posted one thing.

Anyway, enough rambling get to work!


11 thoughts on “Learning Scribophile, and other nonsense

  1. Akaluv says:

    I like Scri; it’s a good website for critiques.

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  2. MC Frye says:

    I should try Scribophile. Good luck with your rewrite!

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    1. Jaded says:

      You should, they have a free version so you can try it without committing anything. As far as I can tell it’s pretty much the same either way. Like you don’t have to pay to post or anything! Thank you for the luck 🙂


  3. miladyronel says:

    Good luck with the rewrites 🙂

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  4. You are not the only one who finds sharing a little scary. I am glad that the feedback you received was useful 🙂

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    1. Jaded says:

      Thank you! I just submitted a second chapter, it’s written in a slightly different style so can’t wait for the critique from that!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. J Writes says:

    Ooh, thanks for mentioning Scribophile. I had no idea what it was and just googled it. Sounds very useful!


    1. Jaded says:

      Happy to help, I’ve gotten a lot of useful feedback since I wrote this post and expect to learn a lot more!

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  6. Amy Laurel says:

    Sharing is terrifying! There is a great quote from Blake Snyder (author of Save The Cat) “To be a screenwriter is to deal with an ongoing tug of war between breathtaking megalomania and insecurity so deep it takes years of therapy just to be able to say ‘I’m a writer’ out loud.” I think that goes for any kind of writer!

    How brave of you to post your prolog! Congratulate yourself because there is nothing silly about that fear when we put our souls out on display for others to critique! Good luck with your edits!! I’m rooting for you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jaded says:

      Wow, that quote really strikes me. Thank you for it and the nice words!

      Liked by 1 person

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