So I’ve enrolled in yet another class (I swear, what am I doing? I should be writing!) and since it started, something’s been bothering me.
One of the requirements is to give feedback to our fellow classmates (who, aside from my critique partner, are all strangers to me writing every variety of fiction under the sun). I’m noticing what I think is an unhealthy trend and I’m not sure if I should give in to it.
The trend? My classmates are going really easy on their critiques, IMHO. As in ridiculously easy. Whereas they make a few minor corrections and heap praise on the writer, I bleed all over their pages, praising when it’s deserved, of course, but always leaving several suggestions or bullet points at the end of their piece.
Perhaps I’m a harder reader than most.
But really, what is the point of a critique? In my view, Continue reading
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