I created the Writer Crash Tests as a teaching tool to demonstrate some of the various problems writers crash into and need to learn to spot and revise. While I’m not doing these anymore, I did want to keep the series together and available. You can watch The Case of the Exploding Cat below, and use the Crash Test Menu in the sidebar on your right to see the other episodes.
The Writer Crash Tests are my short series of writing-crit videos.
If you want to write a book or novel or build a writing career for yourself, you’ll find that each of these crits points out mistakes writersmake—some common, and some not common at all—and will help you find and correct errors you’ve made in your own writing.
The Case of the Exploding Cat
This crit brought to you by me, with the help of volunteers from HowToThinkSideways.com who submitted work they knew had problems for me to crit.
In answer to a privately-asked question:
Yes, you are welcome to add this video to your own website, send people to this site, or both.
You’ll find the embed code by clicking the link on the video.
Writer Crash Test Series Music: “Mysterious Stranger,” © Jack Waldenmaier Music Bakery Publishing BMI. WARNING: Unauthorized use of the music contained in this production is subject to criminal prosecution. All copyrights, licensing, duplication, and distribution rights are held exclusively by The Music Bakery (BMI). 800-229-0313 or 972-578-7863 musicbakery.com
The image “Explosion” was purchased from BigStockPhoto.com, and is copyright © Elena Vasilieva. The image “Haunted House” was purchased from BigStockPhoto.com, and is copyright © Dunca Daniel.
This movie was made with a MacBook, Apple Keynote, Photobooth (the author photos), Screenflow, a Logitech webcam for Mac, and a Blue Snowball mic.
This production is Copyright 2009 by Holly Lisle. All Rights Reserved.