Okay. By now you've taken advantage of the Sub It Club Critique Partner Matchup. So it's time to continue our journey toward Critiquing Greatness by looking at another important feature of a manuscript: the bones, or structure. STRUCTURE CHECKLIST Does the story start in the right place? All manuscripts, whether picture books, early chapter or... Continue Reading →
Critiquing for Maximum Benefit and Minimum Hurt Feelings–part 2 of 7, MOVING THINGS ALONG
Okay, mes petites shoes. (<---Hilarious two-language pun. Dana can vouch for that.) The holidays are definitely over--all twelve days of Christmas, all eight days of Hanukkah, all seven days of Kwanzaa and all three days of Lisha's Post-Family Reunion Recovery. Time. To get. To work. (If you need a critique partner, visit the Sub It... Continue Reading →
Critiquing for Maximum Benefit and Minimum Hurt Feelings–part 1 of 7
The Grand Poobah, Heather Burnell, has asked me to write a post about how to critique since we now have a sparkling, fancy Sub It Club Critique Partner Matchup. And of course I've thought of so many things to say about critiquing it will take seven parts. First, a little bit about my critiquing past... Continue Reading →
Announcing the Sub It Club Critique Partner Matchup!
As you know, at Sub It Club we're all about submitting well. Getting your worked critiqued is one big step on the road to making that happen. That's why we've created the new Sub It Club CRITIQUE PARTNER MATCHUP group just for you! Requests for manuscript critiques tended to get lost in our feed in the... Continue Reading →
Finding Critique Partners
Our number one rule here at Sub It Club: DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR WORK WITHOUT REVISING. Yes, we have rules. Check them out! https://subitclub.wordpress.com/join-the-club/ I hope this isn’t news to you, but the first draft of your work is not a ready to send out copy. Neither is your second. Revising takes a lot of time.... Continue Reading →
Happy Anniversary Sub It Clubbers!
Oh my goodness, Sub It Club is one year old! Way back when I came up with this idea to start a club for writers and illustrators so we would have a place to talk about submitting our work (it took me a couple of years to actually work up the nerve to get the... Continue Reading →