Guide To Writing A Critique (Prose Edition)
Writing is a special branch of art. Art is all about the visual, even with music and writing! However, the trick isn't in the flow of the paintbrush, but the flow of words. The picture must be described so that the reader can see the image with her mind, instead of her eyes. In this way, writing is a very tricky art and one is never done improving! Writers must help writers!
When you write the critique, try to not be mundane and sound disinterested. You can even be engaging during critiques! Every thing you write is practice. Be encouraging, because you don't want to come off as mean or ill-intentioned. Then, all the work you've put into helping will be wasted!
Now, on to specific categories!
Specific areas for suggestions on improvement include:
Never forget to tell the writer what blew you away! We all need encouragement!
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