Sherrie McCarthy @sherrielynnmcc ?active 1 year, 3 months ago
|I'm currently writing...||
A travel memoir on my motorcycle journey through Iceland. I plan to self publish it as an e book in November.
|Are you pursuing publication?|
|What I want in an awesome Critique Partner||
Deep critique. I am experienced with critiquing., Regular feedback
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|What is your writing experience?||
At the moment I am writing a bi-weekly column called “Chasing Summer” on my current round the world motorcycle trip. It is published in an online magizine.
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|Books I enjoy reading||
I love anything by Michael Ondaatjie and Michael Crummey, I also enjoy historical fiction and contemporary fiction, but really I will read anything. The only thing I love more than writing is reading!
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|More About Me||
I wrote my first book in grade 5 and I have been an underground scribbler ever since. Always afraid to say I wanted to be a writer (let’s admit it, people do tend to look at us as if we have have an unfortunate growth we just asked them to lick when we announce that dream) I wrote without sharing my writing.
Since turning thirty however I have come to the conclusion that if I never try to publish and live from my writing it is the only way I am guaranteed to fail to do so. Those who look at me and think “poor sod trying to write” now are greeted with the reaction from me “poor sod with nothing better to do than look down at others.” My experience is that those who live their dreams are much more supportive of those who are trying to do the same. Anyone who tells you you can not has probably never tried.
I am presently travelling around the world on my motorcycle, and I have decided that now is the best time to write, because I do have a year off of work. I am writing about travel at the moment, but I hope to eventually write fiction as well.
Despite the fact that I love to write, and I teach English as a second language for my normal income, I tend to act like English has no grammar rules. Any critique partner may want to know that! I really need help fixing my sentences.
I have a thick skin, I have a Masters in History and if that is not masochistic indulgence in “you suck” nothing is. Except for perhaps a Phd. But I am always open, and I want, criticism that develops my writing. There is a difference between being mean and being constructive. I aim to give, and I openly welcome, criticism that develops one into a better writer. Not something that makes you want to quit.
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