I feel much happier about my Workshop feedback this time. What my readers have said, relates very closely to what I have written in ‘My Nearly Sister.’ Some of the praise for my writing has been quite fulsome. Being a coward, I like fulsome praise. One thing worried me: a comment ‘keep an eye on formatting’. I think I keep a close eye on formatting and I’m not sure what that comment related to. Some of the commenting was re-telling my tale back to me - in words and with emphases that I didn’t chose; occasionally there were attempts to re-write my tale and change its sense of direction. I was writing from my memory, factual stuff that is permanent and unchanging.
However, I think the three students that read my work have grasped nettles and got to the quick of things.