The Cliffhangers are here!
Well, our writing group has actually been around for quite some time, but last month we decided to take a name. From this day forth, we shall be known as The Cliffhangers! Photos to follow, most likely of us hanging onto a cliff somewhere.
Currently, our Cliffhangers include moi, Deborah Davis, Dashka Slater, Rachel Rodriguez, Liz Scarpelli, and Alisha Niehaus Berger.
This amazing support group is fun, brilliant, and shares things like this from Deborah Davis:
"You are a brilliant PB writer. I am wildly jealous of your ability to distill big concepts into lovely, child-friendly, sweet (but not saccharine-y) stories. (Not to mention your ability to write entire new story drafts in one day. Big novelist sigh.)"
Not sure where Deborah got the idea I can write an entire story draft in one day. In truth, it usually takes me years! Still, I will take this praise because I believe we all need such praise every so often.
It is so important in your critique groups to always share positive comments before sharing how you think a story could be made stronger. I'm grateful my Cliffhangers are experts in this as well as experts at "hanging on."