Come chat with us!
Hello all! This is an announcement to let you know that we'll be having some literature critique in #CRLiterature this Sunday! The first round will be hosted by zebrazebrazebra on Sunday at 8 am GMT, and the second will be hosted by BeccaJS and myself 12 hours later, at 8 pm GMT! (What time are those for me?)
This way, those of you who are in odd time zones or have previous engagements for the weekend may have a better chance to take part and get/give some feedback! Many thanks of course to zebrazebrazebra, who offered to host a crit event for the folks in the time zones that we can't accommodate as easily. :]
A few things to note, in particular:
Critique will happen one work at a time, be prepared to wait your turn.
Critics are not stating opinions about you, the writer. They will give feedback on the work you present to the chatroom, thoughts on how to improve the work, thoughts on what is successful and what is not, and things of that sort. Critique is not meant to function as a form of attack, please do not take it as such.
Do not, by any means, attack the people critiquing your work. These people are taking time out of their day to give you feedback and opinions on your work. If you disagree with something a critic says, discussion is fine, but keep it to actual discussion and not to insults. If you can't do that or don't feel comfortable discussing, then simply say "thank you" to the critic and move on.
By the same token, if you're giving feedback, keep things respectful. Each person has their own style of giving feedback, and some may be more blunt than others, but the focus of the critique should always be the piece itself, not the writer.
Everyone is welcome to take part, both in giving critique and receiving it.
Bring your sense of humor, we tend to go on awesome tangents.
Hope to see you all there!