Worksheet #31 – Critique Tips
You’re asked to comment on a colleague’s work. How do you do this in a sensitive and helpful way?
- What did you like best about what you read, as a reader?
- What did you think the author did particularly well, as a writer?
- After reading this section, what do think this story is about?
- Are the characters intriguing?
- What do you think about the setting?
- Is there enough action to grab your interest?
- Is there anything you don’t understand?
- Are there technical errors (grammar, typos, etc.)?
- Are there parts that are flat or dull?
- What suggestions would you offer for the writer to consider?
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