No, they're not related. It just sounded like a cool title so I went with it.
My 3-chapter critique was auctioned off to the highest bidder in the Write Hope Auction for Japan on Sunday. The winning bid? $251. Very, very generous, and a wonderful contribution to the relief effort for Japan.
It humbles me for two reasons. First, because that's a high value to place on a critique from an anonymous somebody. Which has taught me that my capacity for good in this anonymous blogger role is greater than I had imagined.
Second, because there is no way I could give a donation that generous from my own pocket. So it's amazing that I was able to give in the form of a critique, and the winner's generosity will now reach out and touch those who are suffering.
So, yes. I'm humbled. And appreciative. And excited to do the critique!
For those of you who may not be aware, I've started a series called THE BASICS on the Write On! teen blog. The first two posts were about dialogue, and today's is on misplaced modifiers. (Hence the "grammar".) While I'm gearing the posts for my teen audience, I think "basics" is something all just-starting-out or still-growing-my-wings writers need to brush up on. So you're warmly invited to read the posts, which will go up each Tuesday.
That's all for now!