One of the neatest things anybody’s ever said about my writing
was from a critique partner.
I belonged to an online critique group, and normal submissions are around 3000 words, but I had put together a chapter that I felt needed to be longer. It was close to 5500 words, so when she told me she was about to read it, I apologized in advance for its length.
She said don’t worry about it.
“Reading 5500 words from you is like reading 3000 word from anyone else.”
Or something like that.
Meaning my stuff was much easier to read (and way more fun).
I try to make my books that way because I can’t stand the thought of letting down that reader!
I love it when people say my books are fast paced and have characters they wish were real, or when they say the conversations are so witty, or a certain character is so funny, or am I going to bring some special character back in a sequel…
But the one from that critique partner is a mini pep talk.
I may have even done a screenshot of it to save it for a rainy day where I’m not feeling great about my work. (A practice I highly recommend, by the way.)
What about YOU?
What cool complements have you received on your writing, published or otherwise?