im a critter!
nope! for sure im not some kinda strange and weird book browsing beasty. im a manuscript critter and that means im a cool "critique partner" or like some people call it a "beta buddy." for me i just like being called a "critter."
what is a critter?
its someone who reads your manuscript (mostly a fiction ms) and gives you ideas for making it read better. some of the stuff a critter checks out is grammar, spelling, character, dialog, continuity, flow and style.
a good critter is always honest and gives you truthful feedback.
a good critter is always polite and respectful and say things in a positive and thoughtful way. he never says stuff that makes you feel bad or makes you feel like youre a really rotten writer. ack!
a good critter recognizes the good stuff and tells you and praises you for it.
a good critter is encouraging and gives you hope.
am i a agood critter?
yikes! i got no idea! so far i didnt do a lotta crittering. mostly i did a few mg and kit lit manuscripts. i just hope what i did was a big help for the authors. i did get a lotta thanks. :) im thinking the more crittering i do the better im gonna get at it.
are you a critter?
i love being a critter! how bout you? do you like critting? are you a good critter?
...hugs from lenny