Daniel Schwabauer You must commit to being both honest and specific. Everyone in the group should understand this up front. You will be kind, but you will also tell the truth. A critique session is no place for white lies, however small.
Daniel Schwabauer Why join—or start—a critique group? Critiquing is critical to the development of any writer. The problem, for many writers, is not unwillingness to critique, but lack of opportunity. Good critique groups can be hard to find. So how are you supposed to do all this critiquing without a group?
A review of Story Coaching by a student and her mother This week we announced a new 3-month track of Story Coaching! Holly, a One Year Adventure Novel student, and her mother, Angie, kindly agreed to share their thoughts on the pilot program we ran this summer, so you could get a feel for what Story Coaching is like. Hurry over to the Story Coaching page and apply—there are only 10 spots this fall!
Compiled by Staff Last week, we asked eight One Year Adventure Novel (OYAN) students to tell us what their biggest area of weakness is in writing, and what strategies they employ to overcome it. This week, we feature another eight experienced OYANers and their responses. We hope their ideas for self-improvement will be useful to you!
Compiled by Staff We asked several One Year Adventure Novel (OYAN) students to tell us what their biggest area of weakness is in writing, and what strategies they employ to overcome it. This week, we feature eight different students and their responses.