The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide
How to Give and Receive Feedback, Self-Edit, and Make Revisions
By Becky Levine
(Writers Digest Books, Paperback, 9781582976068, 297pp.)
Publication Date: January 2010
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Whether you're trying to revise your novel or polish up an article to pitch to magazines, it pays to have a few sets of eyes look over your work. But, how can you be sure you're getting an unbiased and objective opinion?
A writing critique group may be the answer you're looking for, and this book arms you with everything you need to find a group that suits your specific writing needs. Whether you're looking to join an existing group or start one of your own, you'll learn how to:
- Find compatible critique partners
- Develop your "editor's eye" and analyze writing like a professional
- Construct organized and well thought-out critiques
- Give and receive constructive feedback
- Run efficient critique meetings and maintain a good group dynamic
- Apply the feedback you receive to your own writing and make revisions