Monday, November 23, 2009

collective #16 (double-length) - crit givers

putting my erotica short story draft on listserv on offer for feedback I got 3 responses:

1. went line by line for half a page, lambasted me:
you call yourself a writer -- you don't know which side of quotes to park your comma on?!?

2. you said it was erotica. it is just smut. i read it twice. i gave it to my wife. we agree. it's offensive.

3. I don't normally read this sort of thing. but thanks. (twice.)


Lodo Grdzak said...

F**k 'em all. Knowing the right side of quotes to put punctuation makes a good writer? Please. I guess Buddy Guy and Jimi Hendrix were shit guitarists since they couldn't read music.

Pearl said...

yes. I know what you mean.

with enough advice it is all mutually cancelling. got to go with one's own best instinct/guess.