Tag Archives: critiquing

I’m a Reader Not a Critiquer

I have a confession to make: I am a terrible critique partner. In the last year, I’ve offered to read manuscripts for five of my writing group members. I’ve gotten through one and a half of them. I had one for so long that it went through two new drafts and was submitted to a […]

Detail Work

My best friend Andy is rumored to have once said, “People always say, ‘I am my own worst critic.’ Well I’m not. August is my worst critic.” I take no small pride in my critiquing skills. When it comes to words, I have an eye for detail. Shifting through pages and pages of small type […]

The Art of the Critique

There is nothing more necessary, or more dangerous, in writing than critiquing. You will learn more by critiquing other people’s work than by just writing. You are removed from the piece. You can see it with virgin eyes and see all the cracks in the surface. Then you start seeing them in your own writing. […]