Check out this helpful post from Dan Alatorre’s blog on how to be an awesome critique partner.
your humble host
My job as your mentor and/or guide…
…and/or critique partner and/or editor and/or sounding board…
is to figure out the things you’ve done that make your story less perfect, point them out, and try to help you figure out ways to correct them.
It’s also my job when I review my own writing.
I consider it my duty, what I would do for you and what I need you to do for me. Really giving it to each other straight so we can make our stories the best they can be.
It is a tall order.
CRITICISM and INPUT
It requires guts to tell somebody what’s wrong – with patience and kindness to do it in an encouraging and non-destructive way – and it requires time and energy to help them come up with a solution.
It requires fortitude to hear what’s wrong, even when delivered kindly…
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