Different kinds of critiques

I don't know about you, but I've REALLY been enjoying my critique series. I haven't ever delved into it this deeply before and analyzed how it works, how it works best, and ways to derail one's critiquing career (both as giving and receiving), so this has been super fun for me. As I've been writing … Continue reading Different kinds of critiques

Evolution of Critiquing

Just to be clear, this isn't a history of the critique, so I'm sorry if you were expecting that. Critiquing takes different forms depending on how rough or polished the draft is, so I want to walk through the critique and its evolution as the draft moves from rough to polished. First Draft Critique The … Continue reading Evolution of Critiquing

Critiquing – Getting Critiqued

Last week, I talked about giving critiques and this week, I want to talk about RECEIVING critiques. In the writing circle I run in, there's a fair amount of critiquing going on and the most common complaint I see about GIVING critiques is the lack of grace on the part of the writer. For example, … Continue reading Critiquing – Getting Critiqued