Friday, April 20, 2012

Critique Groups: How to Participate

Participate by listening for how to improve your writing.  Focus less on criticism which does not lead to improvement. In On Becoming a Novelist, John Gardner stated that English majors have one major problem: they forget they first and foremost have to entertain the reader. Gardner’s advice is another reminder Aristotle’s maxim: Literature must delight and instruct.

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