Creative Writing

Effective Workshopping Techniques

What makes for a useful peer critic? Participants new to the “workshop method” often find it difficult to discuss peer work in ways that are helpful, humane, and most importantly, effective. We tend to assign “likes/dislikes” in ways that reflect our preferences more than actual feedback the artist can use. This class will introduce (or help you rethink) the difference between your preferences in terms of critique for a more objective standard. We will focus on the criteria of craft and style mechanics alongside metrics that make for highly effective critiques your peers can use during revisions and editing. We’ll examine how craft presents in a way that de-emphsizes the writer and focuses on what the work is achieving (or isn’t, or could) on the page. This class will be held online, via Zoom.

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