Wednesday, January 28, 2015

First Five Sentences: Critique Guidelines


Guidelines for Critique:
  • Please leave your critique for each entry in the comment box for that entry.
  • Please choose a screen name to sign your comments. The screen name DOES NOT have to be your real name; however, it needs to be an identifiable name.  ("Anonymous" is not a name.)
  • Please let the author know IF YOU FEEL GROUNDED IN THE SETTING/STORY and IF THE OPENING LINES "FEEL" LIKE THE GENRE.
  • Critiques should be honest but kind, helpful but sensitive.
  • Critiques that attack the writer or are couched in unkind words will be deleted.*
  • Having said that, it is perfectly acceptable to say positive things about an entry that you feel is strong.  To make these positive comments more helpful, say why it's a strong entry.
  • ENTRANTS: As your way of "giving back", please critique a minimum of 5 other entries.

Questions?  Leave them below!  Happy critting, everyone!


*I can't possibly read every comment.  If you ever see a comment that is truly snarky, please email me.  I count on your help.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting this, Authoress. This is the first critique I've entered on here, and I'm excited to both read the other entries and receive my critiques. It will be an awesome post-midterm treat.

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  2. Can anyone critique or just the entries critiquing each other? I just wanted to make sure I don't chip in unnecessarily. I like helping people. :)

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  3. Anyone can critique, and, in fact, you are all encouraged to do so. :)

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