Getting and Giving a Critique

© 1996-2008, Vicki Hinze   Giving or receiving a critique is supposed to be helpful to the author of a work. A positive experience that encourages growth and gives the author an objective (if subjective) opinion on the work.    To truly be effective and...


©2008, Vicki Hinze WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME…? WARNING:  This is a no-edit zone… Yesterday, a writer came to me deflated, disillusioned and all but devastated.  Her work had been ripped to shreds by a group of fellow writers–one who had by their own...


I stayed up late last night doing critiques. I thought I’d get three or four done–as always, I have a stack to do. I didn’t. I got one done and a solid start on a second one. Some would cringe at devoting that much time to a single entry. But writers are a...
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