Writing Critiques without tears

Posted: March 9, 2015 in graffiti living
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There are three types of comment on the internet:
1) Yes, you’re right
2) No, you’re wrong
3) Blurble blurble blurble

When it comes to comments about your writing, it’s not as clear-cut.

Some people give great critiques. Others make vague anecdotal comments, talk about their own work or else just pat you on the back for a story you KNOW is complete shit and want to improve.

Critiquing can be helpful, if done well, and is a skill in itself. Everyone that gives / receives critiques should think about how helpful the critique is.

‘Constructive Criticism’ that is neither constructive or critical is about as much use as [insert witty useless object here].

Can the comment be boiled down to:
1) Yes, it’s good
2) No, it’s bad
3) Blurble blurble blurble

If not then, so long as it’s about the writing and not the writer, it may be worthy of attention.


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