Critiquing for Maximum Benefit and Minimum Hurt Feelings–part 7 of 7, TUNING THE MECHANICS

First of all, congratulations to each and every writer out there who has stuck with Ye Olde Subb It Clubbe's series on how to critique. May your dedication be rewarded with a hefty contract. Today we discuss correcting the grammar and punctuation in your critique partner's manuscript. In general, don't. That is not what critiquing... Continue Reading →

Critiquing for Maximum Benefit and Minimum Hurt Feelings–part 3 of 7, BONES, BONES WE DIG FOR BONES

Okay. By now you've taken advantage of the Sub It Club Critique Partner Matchup. So it's time to continue our journey toward Critiquing Greatness by looking at another important feature of a manuscript: the bones, or structure. STRUCTURE CHECKLIST Does the story start in the right place? All manuscripts, whether picture books, early chapter or... Continue Reading →

Critiquing for Maximum Benefit and Minimum Hurt Feelings–part 1 of 7

The Grand Poobah, Heather Burnell, has asked me to write a post about how to critique since we now have a sparkling, fancy Sub It Club Critique Partner Matchup. And of course I've thought of so many things to say about critiquing it will take seven parts. First, a little bit about my critiquing past... Continue Reading →

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