The Power of A Good Critique
- A good critique is never judgmental or criticizing. A good critique always inspires, never deflates!
- Becoming a good critiquer grows from an understanding of writing techniques and the writing process. This happens over time. The workshop inspires you to articulate why a piece of writing works and why it doesn't. The dynamic of my workshops encourages everyone to give as well as receive.
- Receiving a "good" critique is inspiring. People often say the best critiques happen when piece isn't working. Understanding why a piece isn't working may not be obvious at the beginning. As the conversation flowers, your understanding becomes clarified and a great learning experience is had by all!
- Of course, a critique that is a unanimous "Wow, that was great!" from everyone around the table is always a welcomed experience!
"I am pleased I sent you my writing. I realize how really good you are as a writing coach. I love that you get excited about our writing and don't take it apart. You delight in our creativity, even when we're struggling. That's special, Emily. There aren't many people who do that. Thank you." ~Sara Healy