Where to go for writing feedback
So you’ve done what Auntie Rach has told you and you’re now pretty certain that it’s time to get some feedback. Let’s have a look at the different options available:
Join a writing group – there are so many benefits to doing this, chief among them being that you’ll have someone to share your writing journey with, good and bad.
It’s not always easy to know where to go for feedback. Luckily in the age of the internet, you can barely move for places, groups and communities who would love to read your work.
The tricky part is figuring out what kind of feedback works best for you.
Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of writers talk about voice.
“Oh, I love this book, it’s so voice-y!”
“The agent rejected my manuscript because they couldn’t connect to the character’s voice”.
“Every character had the same voice. I couldn’t tell them apart.”
So how exactly do you define a story or character’s voice? What do people mean when they say a writer lacks voice or writes in a really voice-y way?