Who fixes my mistakes?
For instance, after Elijah told the king “no more rain,” I had a cloud dropping a cool Mediterranean shower on Obadiah. Until Jessy Alvarado, a critiquing buddy, caught it.
Although I did not let Elijah discuss helicopters or syringes, I did allow “mothballs” and “certifiable” to slip into early drafts. So embarrassing to discover that mothballs were invented in 1820.
My friend Ava says these jolts cause “literary whiplash.”
Please show me glitches.
- Typos hide. They think it’s a game.
- Implausible plot twists sneak in during the night.
And if you would be so kind as to do a serious critique of a chapter, ask and ye shall receive it in MS Word format.