Tough Story Love: How to Give It

How do we offer honest, valuable feedback to someone else’s precious, creative work? How do we respond to another person’s writing without a) simply patting the writer on the back and praising the piece, or b) going so negative that the writer wants to rip the story up and never write again? One way is through "reading … Continue reading Tough Story Love: How to Give It

Read It and Weep (Not)

I've been thinking about critiques—how to give and receive them. An online group I belong to, an offshoot of the My Name Is Not Bob Platform Challenge (April 2012), has bonded as an active, online community, and now we're looking for ways we might support each other. One way is through "reading and responding" to each other's work. … Continue reading Read It and Weep (Not)