Tuesday, January 18, 2011

list it tues: critique notes

Wednesday night last week, I arrived at my writing retreat, fully prepared to accept a great deal of criticism on my manuscript from five other writers over our first dinner together. 

One of the writers very thoughtfully had given us each little owls of wisdom to see us through, wrapped in tissue paper.  When the critique got going and I became inspired by so many ideas, I started jotting them down on the tissue paper from my wise owl gift, as it was the nearest paper on hand. Funny enough, I actually worked from this for quite a bit of the retreat.

You can really see how much my handwriting resembles a comical old man's writing.

Then I realized it might help me better if I organized the list of things to do better.

So this is my list to share this Tuesday, though I think I actually made it on Friday at some point. If you look closely, you can see a second list of new chapter headings poking from behind this one. Now that exposes a true fool for lists!

Please go to artsyville to see more creative takes of list lovers around the world! Their links will be in the comments after Aimee's list today.

Addendum: Aimee has decided that List it Tuesday has served its purpose well, and it's time to move on.  I think that's a great idea here, too.  I had fun while it lasted!


  1. Wow, that's a lot of constructive ideas! And hey, if *you* can read it, that's the most important part anyway, right?! LOL! Nice job :)

  2. thanks, meghan! and not always....lol!

  3. glad I found you while the list was still up! I love the first one and how textural it is - although, I can see how the second one might be necessary for all things practical :)

  4. thanks, pheonix! and I love your couplet comment!


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