Handling Critique

A Pen In Each Hand

By Butcher

Using a NPC critique that you’ve received in the past, write two responses to it. With the first, be negative and vent. Act defensive. Argue all the statements as if they are either unwarranted or inaccurate. With the second, be positive and gracious. Thank your critiquer. Ask questions for clarification. Form a dignified response. Study the two and ask yourself, as a writer, which you would rather receive as a critiquer. If you haven’t already thanked this person for their critique, perhaps take the opportunity now to do so.

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