It’s simple to avoid giving this kind of feedback for a lot of reasons. It can be incredibly time-consuming. This morning at 9 am I started to critique three separate chapters from three different people. Each chapter was around four thousand words long. I had not only to read but understand and interpret the chapter. After that, I had to find two things I liked so that I could sandwich the constructive critique between them. It can also be challenging to provide a robust feedback to a writer you don’t know very well or at all. It would be easier just to say, “Great story!” but that is not helpful, in any way at all. When you give feedback to an author, you help them develop and learn more about what styles and interactions help information to be passed on to the reader.
Why We Critique
Published by Philip Shepherd
This is a new facet of my life and desire to make a success of the novel writing business. I do love the crime fiction genre and the noir/hard-boiled sub-genre. It is the intention to start a novel series where the Protagonist is a private investigator. Things go wrong and right for him inside the fiction world. View all posts by Philip Shepherd