Painfully Honest Critiques

Generally, I do not take criticism well.  It’s just something about being told I’m wrong that rubs against my grain, especially something I’ve been trained to do or something I’ve done out of habit for a long time. The one exception to this is criticism of my writing during workshopping.  I handle criticism pretty wellContinue reading “Painfully Honest Critiques”

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Workshopping: Poetry

Third in a series about writing workshops.  The first article was about general workshop guidelines and the second about short fiction.  The fourth will focus on scripts and the fifth on workshopping and editing long fiction. This week, we’ll talk about workshopping poetry, including how you should format your poems, what specifically to have, andContinue reading “Workshopping: Poetry”

Workshopping: General Guidelines

First in a series about conducting writing workshops.  The second part will focus on short fiction, the third on poetry, the fourth on scriptwriting, and the fifth on workshopping or editing long fiction. As a member of the executive board for an on-campus writing group called UT Writer’s Guild, I’m supervising weekly writing workshops forContinue reading “Workshopping: General Guidelines”