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    An Article That Gives an Inside Peek at a Professional Writing Group

    Discussion in 'The Art of Critique' started by BookLover, Aug 4, 2014.

    So I've been obsessed with Chuck Palahniuk lately and his writing tips. Anyway, I was looking up "black-out lines" because I didn't know what it meant and this article popped up in my search results. It's interesting because it shows that even professional writers are super sensitive about others' critiques.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/books/review/writing-groups-for-adults-and-kids-have-things-in-common.html?_r=0
     
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    That was a joy to read.:rofl:
     
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    That was a very good read.
    Everyone here should read that for a pick me up.
    WF feels hostile lately, to me.
     
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    It's OK. @A.M.P., it'll pass.
     
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    Chuck Palahniuk's tips are the most helpful writing info I ever read.
     
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    "if you get stuck, roll around on the floor a little. Some 7-year-olds taught me that."

    I'll be sure to remember that one.
     
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    Ha! I love the "roll around on the floor a little" part as well. I just joined this site looking for some inspiration, tips, and such. This is the first article I read and was perfect. Reminded me to not take myself so seriously sometimes. I might really try rolling around when I get stuck. :eek:
     
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    What a cute article. A much needed pick me up :)
     
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    wow, that's--wow. excuse me, I need to go roll around on the floor a little...
     
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    Being a teacher, I see wisdom in that "roll around a litle" expression. It shows the kido has worked out what works for him. Great many adults can't do that, that's why it's so sweet, given the age. The kid is likely to find his way around in life and, hands down, that's great.
     
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    I enjoyed that. More tears required in my writing groups
     
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    Thanks for (inadvertently) bumping the thread. I enjoyed rereading the link.
     
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    Felt good to reread that.

    I have been much more confident about my writing lately to the point where I feel my style is mine and it doesn't need stress, validation, or fear that people won't understand it.

    This is a good reminder that I do what I do and the way I do it because I believe in it an love it.
     
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    I enjoyed the read ...now back to the coffee
     
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    I somehow missed this first time round. Glad it surfaced again. :D
     
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    I loved this article. "Ever tell someone their childhood molestation wasnt relevant..." Only in a writing group...
     

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