Six Tips for Giving a Good Writing Critique

When I first joined my critique group, The Hourlings, I read every “getting started” document they had posted. There were several resources explaining how to give a good critique, and I benefitted from reading those resources before diving into critiques. Now that I feel more comfortable in the group, I realize that my critiques have …

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Writing Ad Copy [and Elevator Pitches]: Part 2

This morning I ran the workshop for my writing critique group, coordinating the exercise I suggested last week. Here's some feedback and changes. I had an hour, but with late arrivals, repeating directions, and transitions, not all of that time was spent working. STEP 1: Write in some detail about your ideal reader/target demographic. (5 …

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