Manuscript Feedback: The Delicate Balance

Writing Novels in Australia

Writing Novels in Australia is a blog run by AusLit, and in 2012 it's focusing on first-time novelists. I was recently asked to provide some feedback to one of its writers, Rebecca Raisin, on her first chapter.

Feedback is an interesting process. Some people really want to hear constructive criticism and encouragement. Some people don't want to hear anything except, "Oh, my God - best novel ever! YOU MUST BE PUBLISHED AT ONCE." It can be tricky to ascertain which approach to take.

With that said, I took a punt that Rebecca wanted the former. And she did, as it turns out. (Phew!) She was sweet enough to blog about it here:

Getting Feedback on My Manuscript

My pleasure, Rebecca!

UPDATE (: Rebecca is now a published author! Woot!