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Writing Good Critiques

Submitted by Alex Kane on October 7, 2011 - 8:06am

Jed Hartman, editor of the professional online magazine Strange Horizons, offers his advice on how to write useful, in-depth critiques within a workshop setting.


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Hetch Litman from Somewhere in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest is reading The Violent Bear it Away by Flannery O'Connor December 20, 2011 - 12:31pm

Thanks for posting. this was really helpful.

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Amcii Cullum from Columbia, SC; now living in Atlanta, GA is reading currently, several source materials for JavaScript and JQuery October 28, 2012 - 3:19am

I really enjoyed reading your essay and picked up some good tips I will use. Thank you for the post.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami November 11, 2013 - 9:46pm

Another thing that makes me reluctant to join workshops. I don't care if X famous book has great subtext, I may not necessarily being trying to emulate X famous book. I want to know the problems of my story, not compare myself to a writing legend.

Simply saying I need to take a look at my subtext is good enough. It tells me what I need to know, and I can move on without worrying if I'm Stephen King.

This is a useful artcle though.^^

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sondallas17 February 5, 2023 - 1:56pm

Your essay was truly enjoyable to read and I gained valuable tips that I plan to implement. Thank you for sharing the post.