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ostarella
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Critiques

Postby ostarella » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:09 am

Over the last few weeks I've been trying to get back into doing critiques. I did quite a bit of this up until a few years ago (not on this forum, and working with full stories rather than snippets or chapters), but burned out. So, long story short, I've done a few here and hope to do more as time and energy permit. But I've noticed that some don't really know how to critique, and so I'm going to post the link to the forum's critique guidelines, as a refresher for some, news for others ;) . They're pretty much the same guidelines I have seen, learned, and followed from other sites and discussions, and what the hey - maybe we can a civil discussion going about what our expectations are for getting them, giving them, suggestions, disappointments, etc etc. Anyway, here's the link.

http://www.writersdigest.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=3468

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Re: Critiques

Postby mike m. » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:06 am

[quote="ostarella"]Over the last few weeks I've been trying to get back into doing critiques. I did quite a bit of this up until a few years ago (not on this forum, and working with full stories rather than snippets or chapters), but burned out. So, long story short, I've done a few here and hope to do more as time and energy permit. But I've noticed that some don't really know how to critique, and so I'm going to post the link to the forum's critique guidelines, as a refresher for some, news for others ;) . They're pretty much the same guidelines I have seen, learned, and followed from other sites and discussions, and what the hey - maybe we can a civil discussion going about what our expectations are for getting them, giving them, suggestions, disappointments, etc etc. Anyway, here's the link.

http://www.writersdigest.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=3468%5B/quote%5D
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i left you one
it was not indexed under new posts

tell me how good or bad i did
it was an off the cuff reaction to your stories

http://www.writersdigest.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=267834&p=780588#p780588

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Re: Critiques

Postby ostarella » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:37 am

Yeah, those weren't critiques. They were, as you said, off the cuff comments. Go to the guidelines link and see what a critique is.

Additionally, there is this: http://www.nownovel.com/blog/give-constructive-criticism/

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Re: Critiques

Postby rob-lost » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:23 pm

Without SOME form of text editing (like the thoroughly broken BBCode) line by line comments are out, and without that, I find critiquing too cumbersome.
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Re: Critiques

Postby ostarella » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:01 pm

Yeah, I haven't really done much on any forum re: critiques, because I haven't found any that really make it easy, formatting wise. Plus, I'm got used to working with on-going manuscripts versus a small part of it, out of context - that in itself makes it harder to look at things like characterization or plotting. But most of the stuff posted on this forum is fairly short, and even if we only make a couple of remarks, make a couple suggestions, I think it's a good thing for both parties. That's kinda why I'm slowly getting back to it.


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