When do you know your story is ready?

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Elizabeth Hein - Scribbling In The Storage Room

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This month the Insecure Writers Support Group is discussing – When do you know your story is ready?

The glib answer would be never. There is always something that can be improved in any creative endeavor. That being said, we can’t let a need for perfection keep us from sharing our work with the world.

I was glad to see the question of knowing when a story is ready is the topic of our collective conversation this month. It has been on my mind the last couple of weeks. I have known a particular writer for several years now (first as a critique partner and now as a content editor) and have watched them struggle with how to know when their story was finally done. It took far longer than they initially expected. It always does. But eventually, you know. The story becomes a thing of its own, separate from…

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