Writing and Illustrating

May Illustration by Roberta Baird. Roberta was featured on January 7th this year. http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/illustrator-saturday-roberta-baird/

How you approach a critique session is as important as the actual critique. When authors are new to the field, focused solely on getting published, or bringing their “best manuscript ever” to a critique session, they often apply The Romantic Approach. It looks like this:

You slide into your seat for your long-anticipated critique. The editor or agent says, “I’m so glad you came to this conference. Your manuscript is brilliant. I have to work with you.”  You rush to your pens, sign dotted lines, and with mere tweaking (if any) have a wonderfully reviewed, bestselling book in the hands of children, families, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and bloggers everywhere.

Within the same calendar year, of course.

Though The Romantic Approach sounds romantic, (Romantic, defined as “unrealistic”www.dictionary.com)  it is fulfilling only before the critique…

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Posted May 27, 2012 by LediaR in Uncategorized

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  1. Ledia,

    Thanks for sharing this with your visitors. Hope it helps someone.


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