Wednesday 3 March 2010


"I want my heart broken, or at least punched pretty good...".
(Steve Almond, on reading short stories)
Writer Randall Brown wins a flash critique from Steve Almond - and he is generous enough to post the whole feedback, with Almond's permission, on Flash Fiction net. HERE
Do read - for other gems such as 'dont leave too much out...'!


Randall Brown said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Vanessa. In Steve's defense, he didn't just give negative critique; the first part of his critique focused on positives. I didn't include those. In short, I just wanted to be clear that Steve does give praise, generously, and I chose not to publish that part of the critique.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Hi Randall - I thought the feedback was diamond stuff... we can always be told we are wonderful writers--- but that doesn help improve what we do - its these bits you posted that are just SO helpful! Thanks to you, and to Steve A.

(Its nice to hear he approved of some as well though!!)