Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Now that I'm stabby...

I have recently been hanging out on twitter with the #stabbylove crowd, and I love them. They promote a no-bullshit sensibility when it comes to giving feedback. It's meant to be helpful so we all become better writers, but we won't trade praises just to stroke our egos. (Flying Spaghetti Monster knows I've got a big enough ego as it is)

Today they have graciously invited me to their Stabby Writers Triberr, and I hope this proves to be mutually beneficial to everybody.

So in that spirit, I would like to remind everybody that reads my blog, that you can let me know just how you feel about a piece I wrote. I won't get mad and do something childish like unfollow you on twitter or something goofy. Instead, I would probably sit up and take notice, perhaps even interact with you more often.

I encourage all of you to show me some #stabbylove now and in the future.


Kelly Stone Gamble September 14, 2011 at 7:56 PM  

Hello, Michael! I took your challenge, randomly clicked on your previous posts and got your query letter. It seems more like a condensed synopsis, as if you are trying to tell the entire story in a few paragraphs. When I read a query, I want to be teased. Also, the novel sounds like it is action packed, so hit me with a great lead-in! Su had some great suggestions for query writing today and she is the editor, not me, but those are two things that I thought stood out. I do love the story you outlined, sounds like a fun one. Stab on, brother!

Helen September 14, 2011 at 8:11 PM  

I think that's wonderful and is exactly what I would like myself on my own blog!

I think I should check out #stabbylove too - do you have to be nominated or accepted to join in some way?

Damyanti September 14, 2011 at 9:37 PM  

Thanks for your comment on my blog, Michael, and I'm all for #stabbylove!

Michael A Tate September 15, 2011 at 1:29 PM  

Kelly: Thanks for the feedback. You are right on, and thankfully that is now an older draft and is no longer as synopsis like. (I should probably note that on the post)

Helen: I'll nominate you, but in the meantime, welcome to the #stabbylove world!

Damyanti: Yay #stabbylove!

Safireblade September 19, 2011 at 9:29 PM  

"The promote a no-" I think you meant "They" ;)

because you'd do the same for me. I'm glad we've met. #stabbylove

Michael A Tate September 20, 2011 at 1:03 PM  

Fixed, thanks!

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