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Barren - Part One (Short Story #1)

Other than my Fiction Writing course in college, no one has ever read my short stories before. I am vulnerable. Be nice, but please let me know what you think. 1,357 more words


The first draft is ... a work in progress.

So you’ve just typed ‘THE END’. Whatever it was, and no matter how long or short it was, you’re flush with a sense of achievement . 352 more words


5 Tips for Being a Constructive Peer Reviewer

For the rest of the semester, you’ll be tasked with peer reviewing the digital content of several classmates. Often, students feel uncomfortable offering feedback to their peers. 524 more words


Three kinds of writing advice I choose to ignore

Being a natural student at heart, I’ve dedicated significant time over the last fifteen years to trawling through books, articles and blogs in order to glean wisdom from more experienced writers and editors. 695 more words



Be a light, not a judge.  Be a model, not a critic. (Stephen Covey).  I can think of very few times in my life where someone pointed out one of my many faults that I was not already painfully aware of.  196 more words


You’re a Critique Partner, Now What? Giving Constructive Feedback

Giving feedback on your critique partner’s manuscript is one of the main things you will do as a critique partner. Other duties include making jokes, getting no writing done, sending memes to each other, and w(h)ining. 996 more words


Reading for Leading #11: Side-by-side feedback

Side-by-side feedback

Reading for Leading is a weekly leadership tip shared every Monday morning as a pithy suggestion, question or reflection. You can find the whole series  145 more words