How to Give a Writer Useful Feedback

by Anna Brady Marcus I think we can all agree that it takes guts for a writer to read out loud in front of an audience. I remember how nervous I felt reading an excerpt from my novel-in-progress for the first time at Get Lit. I don’t even like to read my work out loud … Continue reading How to Give a Writer Useful Feedback

On the Importance of Feedback

By Ruta Rimas Hopefully, you’ve already heard the exciting news about how GetLit Beacon is expanding: with a monthly writer’s circle. Starting May 5th, prior to our regular gathering, we will be offering a chance to meet other writers in our community and to give you professional feedback on the first 2 pages of your … Continue reading On the Importance of Feedback

Craft Book Recommendation: The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White

by Ruta Rimas July is coming to an end and so the back-to-school sales are on. These dog days of summer seem the right time, then, to recommend a back-to-basics text, one that plants the roots of good writing: The Elements of Style. It’s an informative, straightforward writing manual from the grandfather of writing instruction, William … Continue reading Craft Book Recommendation: The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White

Craft Book Recommendation: BIRD BY BIRD by Anne Lamott

By Ruta Rimas My first post features one of my personal favorite books about writing. Every month, I will recommend a craft book for our wonderful literary group, one that I’ve suggested over the years to various writers with whom I’ve worked on a professional basis. There’s a lot of shelf-space dedicated to the craft … Continue reading Craft Book Recommendation: BIRD BY BIRD by Anne Lamott