Pennwriters Online Class:
November 4-29, 2019
Class Title: Critique with Grace & Compassion for Writers, Beta Readers, Contest Judges & Critique Partners
Or send a check to Treasurer, Pennwriters, Inc. PO Box 685 Dalton, PA 18414
This workshop was designed for anyone who will give and/or receive critical feedback from others. Including but not limited to: Writers, beta readers, contest judges, and critique partners.
- The many types of critique partners, groups, contests and critiquing outlets available to writers.
- What to look for when critiquing other peoples writing.
- The best techniques to motivate other authors.
- How to work with less than helpful criticism with grace, even when you don’t agree.
- What you need to start your own critique group.
- Judging a writing contest? This is what you should do.
Participants will learn some tried and true ways to give constructive, professional and motivational critiques.
Each participant will have the opportunity to share a short excerpt (3-4 pages) from their WIP, but only if they choose;-) Everyone will have a chance to offer a critique to a live submission.
At the end of the workshop we’ll see if we can’t find a few people who want to continue to critique each other’s work after the workshop ends.
About the Instructor, Debbi Cracovia
With over twenty years experience in the corporate world, Debbi Cracovia has trained hundreds of people in the areas of Company Policies and Procedures, Management & Sales techniques. In her role as a Manager and Human Resource professional, she has motivated employees through constructive feedback and positive critique to help him or her to improve performance and feel motivated to do the best work possible.
It is her wish to bring some of those techniques and methods to writers, beta readers, critique partners, and contest judges so they can give positive helpful critiques that motivate not deflate. She is a current member of RWA, HVRWA, NJRWA, FFPRWA where she is FF&P’s Mudpuddle moderator – critique group, and your current OIRW Campus Coordinator. She lives and plays in the very cool state of New York and is close enough to the Big Apple to visit anytime she likes but far enough away she doesn’t hear the noise of the city at night. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.