When is it time to seek feedback?

That’s a really good question. I think it depends on what your goal for feedback is. For a short story, I think it makes sense to make it as good as you can make it before you solicit feedback. It’s kind of useless and feels disrespectful to the person who...

Cursing in Christian Fiction?

Good question, Iris. I’ve developed my thoughts on this a bit here: https://bradpauquette.com/2021/08/should-christian-writers-use-profanity-in-their-stories/ It’s an interesting question about it seeping into your own habits. Like you mentioned, if I...

Should I stick to reading only the genre I write?

I think you should definitely read outside of the genre you intend to write in. Reading only in the genre you love will lead to a greater tendency for your work to be derivative of what already exists in the genre, without bringing a new voice. Reading in other genres...

When is it time to seek feedback?

Personally, I really like getting feedback, so I use it to motivate myself by asking for edits only after I reach a certain milestone/number of chapters. It also makes me feel better to have someone else’s eyes out for major inconsistencies as I’m actually...

Should I stick to reading only the genre I write?

I agree with Jessie, you should absolutely read broadly, in the same way that you should experience life broadly in order to find inspiration. I know a lot of writers travel, or go abroad for school, or at least actively seek out new experiences in order to fuel their...

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