Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

March 5, 2012

The Writers’ Corner: The value of critiquing

Mineral Wells Index

By Gerald Warfield | Special to the Index

Criticizing someone’s writing is called critiquing. That’s different from everyday criticism in that it’s not personal; you are not criticizing the author him/herself. Yet a lot of beginning writers don’t understand that.

I’ve seen writers get hot under the collar when they receive criticism of their work. That kind of misunderstanding can derail a writer’s growth because being critiqued is part of learning to write.

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