Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Critiquing Guidelines: Drop the Needle EXPLOSIONS!

Guidelines for Critique on MSFV:

  • 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.)
  • Critiques should be honest but kind, helpful but sensitive.
  • Critiques that attack the writer or are couched in unkind words will be deleted.*
  • Cheerleading IS NOT THE SAME as critiquing.  Please don't cheerlead.
  • 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.
*In most cases, it's impossible for me to keep up with every comment left on the blog.  Therefore, I rely on my readers to email me if something really ugly turns up.  Please know that this almost never happens.  But when it does, my itchy delete finger gets a work-out. 

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