I won an editorial critique on Twitter this summer.
My two favourite sentences in the critique of my novel, Papillon:
"The family histories, which span generations, have an inherently epic feel reminiscent of 100 YEARS OF SOLITUDE."
"I’m certain if and when you sell it, there will be a readership just clamoring to get their hands on it!"
What Rhoda Belleza, the editor who provided the critique, didn't know is that 100 Years of Solitude is possibly my favourite novel of all time. No doubt Garcia Marquez has hugely influenced my writing, but reminiscent...well, that's just the cat's pajamas!
Belleza also posted a great article on
THE PROCESS OF PLOTTING
which I heartily recommend to fellow writers.