They are extremely helpful when it comes to improving my writing skill. I have received the first few reviews of my book and as I was expecting the book isn’t perfect but the constructive criticism really does pinpoint the places where I need to get better.
I thought I’d jot them down here on the blog to help me highlight the first few:
- Expand on the descriptions of the characters and environment.
- Spend time developing the emotion of the character interactions more.
- Slow the pace down as some of the scenarios felt rushed.
- Decrease size of the book (apparently Amazon super sized my book and it hurt the reader’s hands! I don’t know how that happened but I’m going to find a way to fix it)
Funnily when I was writing I was consciously trying not to ramble because I know I can. I got a comment once in a previous story I wrote saying I did go on a bit. I think it’s about knowing where and when to go into more detail.
The more constructive criticism I get the better. It is really encouraging and I can not wait to keep going. First, do my day job!