Top 3 Tips for How To Give, Ask for, and Take Critiques


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I’ve been an active member of my local writing critique group since March 2014. They helped restart my writing engine after I’d stored it away for too many years. They encouraged me to keep working on projects I thought should be shelved. They highlighted places in my work where I’ve been sloppy and suggested ways to fix what I worried might be unfixable. They inspired me to continue writing when I’ve been tempted to store it all away again.

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And they’ve done all this not only by critiquing my work specifically but critiquing each other’s work in a group environment. Through this collaborative process, I’ve picked up some valuable tips that I’d like to share. Here are my Top 3 Tips on giving, asking for and taking critiques. Continue reading