I have just signed up to Critters, the on-line workshop/critique group for serious writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror! Hopefully they won’t mind my blend of history/fantasy too much.
I think it’s a great idea. It offers a means to get some detailed critique of your work within a password protected environment. The key is that you only get your work critiqued if you critique others – you have to do an average of one a week to get your own stuff looked at. I’m planning to look through a story tonight on the train so that I can start building up my critter cred.
On Roger Draper, still haven’t come up with a new story name, although I haven’t given it much thought, so that’s probably why. But I do now have only one character to flesh out and then it’s back to the plot synopsis again. I feel there are a few inconsistencies that need to be ironed out at the next stage as the individual character plot-lines have gone their separate ways rather. Also I need to balance the different emotions floating around and the possible conflicts as well. I have the impression that I want the story to feel right, rather than just make a decision on each character and let it wonder. I want to make sure that the ensemble of characters works well together. Perhaps I’ll include a bit more detail in a future post.