Interview with Becky Levine!

A few weeks ago, I recommended the excellent book, The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide by Becky Levine. Today I’m delighted to welcome Becky to Flubs2Fixes in this first interview on the blog. I’ve known Becky for a few years (although we have yet to meet in person) and she is a delightful and insightful person. Becky Levine is a writer living in California’s Santa Cruz mountains. She is the author of The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide and has written two nonfiction children’s books for Capstone Press. She is a former book reviewer for The Horn Book Guide. Becky currently writes middle-grade fiction and picture books, with… Read More

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The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide by Becky Levine — book recommendation

It is enormously helpful for writers to get feedback on their works-in-progress. By this I don’t mean a family member’s unreserved praise, which feels good but isn’t really helpful when it comes to knowing how to improve one’s manuscript. Rather, I mean thoughtful, helpful comments from people who understand the writing process and know the elements that make up good writing. Many people get this feedback from a critique group (or more than one). These days critique groups can be in-person groups of writers who live near each other, or very often these days, online groups, which may be made up of people from all over the country or indeed… Read More

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