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What don't you like to see in a critique? Help our critiques improve.
If you can't find anything good to say, is there really any point in offering critique?
I coat all my critiques with a thick, shiny sugary glaze. Because if you feel good, I feel good — and that’s all that matters.
All that matters to you maybe, some people are not so confident that they have reached the zenith of their ability and genuinely want to get better at what they are doing, not read praise. I will admit that on the odd occasion that I can be of help it does feel good, and yes, there is a place for saying where you see them on the right track, but a 'shiny sugary glaze' ? That does not make me feel good.
As someone said earlier, people who are writing a crit. so feel they must find something, or create something, to be critical of.
People who give a reasonable short crit., and then go off into a long winded tangent on something that interests them but has no real relation to the piece they are supposed to be critiquing. It so often leads to a discussion/argument that is not useful to anyone.
- Advice that's more related to the critics' personal style preference than the writer's work that's being reviewed.What don't you like to see in a critique? Help our critiques improve.