Ann's Corner

A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.


I would really like someone with “know how” to advise me on what to do with my writing. I would like to know if it can ever go anywhere, or if I really should just stick to blogging and enjoy my quiet little niche here in the world of WordPress. I can DO this.

I have met people here who are making books. This was supposed to be a stepping stone for me to do that, a place to gather materials I might be able to use in a book of some kind. 
I’ve had some “book” ideas over time, Poetry, Devotional, Humour, Testimony, Short Stories, Life Story, to name a few. However, I’m not sure that I can do this, even though I see others carrying through their ideas. I might be afraid of rejection.

I certainly have a problem with defeatism. I know this about myself.

I’m defeated before I begin because there is just too much to contemplate, too many pieces, too many steps. My OCD tendencies prevent definitive action. I think I need to find myself a “partner in crime” I can work with to achieve my first goal. 

I think I can maybe be a good “second” to someone. Maybe that’s how I break through? Work on a project with someone else first and then have enough confidence to do my own thing. I don’t know. I might be a pain to work with 😉

However, all that aside, I feel the need for an evaluation of sorts from someone. Encouragement is always good, and I think I am good at encouragement. It is my motto to brighten the corner where I am. I need that myself, someone to brighten MY corner, but critique would be much more valuable at this point. Honest critique is what I need most. 

Writers, people with published books, if you are reading this, happen to have perused my blog, and have something to say, now would be a good time to say it! I would appreciate input of any kind.

4 comments on “Critique

  1. koolaidmoms
    August 16, 2016

    Okay, I don’t have a book but my thoughts are if you want to do it, do it! Just start. You have to have some faith in yourself because you at least took what you saw as the first step in beginning a blog. So, take the next step. Try.

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  2. notewords
    August 17, 2016

    There are sites out there to help writers get critiques. Usually you have to comment on someone else’s work, sort of ‘you read mine and I’ll read yours’. Scribophile is one.
    Otherwise, if you would like an opinion on a piece, let me know and I will give you my e-mail address. I did have a book published some years ago (young adult) and have done tutoring for a writing school.

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    • annj49
      August 17, 2016

      Thanks for the info! I appreciate that. I found Scribophile and also Inked Voices.

      I have put some poetry etc on Christian and had and done some critiquing there (free), but one of those two sites may work better, when I find I can afford the costs.

      Thanks also for offering to read/critique pieces. That’s very generous 🙂

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