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About Me

Tough Critic is what I am. I admire, love, and respect the craft of writing and the beautiful bond created between that and our mind. Therefore if I give advice, critique just know that it is constructive criticism. I do not wish to bash but to promote excellent writing!

Over the course of the two years since I've been writing vigorously and actually taking the craft seriously I've learned a lot! And I want to share it with you all! :)

1. One of the first things I've learned with writing a novel is you have mainly description, dialogue, and exposition. Me in particular I favor exposition it's amazing! I find a lot of writers on here post their snippets of writing and it bares loads of weak dialogue and description. We should use exposition more often it's an amazing story telling tool! J.K. Rowling uses it in the beginning of Harry Potter book five and in Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien uses it as well. Exposition is as timeless as the other two elements.

2. Another thing I've come to learn THE HARD WAY is to write, write, and rewrite the story you're pouring your heart into. Trust me it will all pay off in the end. I am honestly at a place right now where everyday I see the story enhancing and so is my writing! Mind you I've never rewrote a full length novel before until now! My writing isn't perfect! However, it is by my standards finally good!

3. Writers advice I've gotten is pass the 1,000,000 word mark and you will be considered as pretty close to good. I don't know about you but one million words is a lot! They also say put in 10,000 hours and you will see a drastic difference in your writing!

4. Research on if you're a planner or a diver! If you're a planner you like outlines, scene analyzing before writing alike me! However it is suggested for the first draft to just write the book then analyze!
The second is a diver you like to write the story without any planning, outlines, and like the thrill of not knowing what's around the corner.

5. READ GOOD AND BAD books. The pleasurable ones like Twilight (yuck) are definitely a fruit and a book like To Kill a Mockingbird is a vegetable. Both are good for you but one may be more enjoyable (the fruit). And don't be alarmed reading books you admire will enrich your writing style so see why you love Harry Potter or whatever story out there whether it be for style, dialogue, or plot! Study it and in the process you will not loose your "writer's voice" but sharpen it!

6. Watch writer's interviews on youtube or go to google videos. J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, etc. find your favorite authors and watch them!

7. What have you learned! Share it! I've learned lastly that advice and critique is pivotal in a writer's first years of learning and forever more.