ORAL CRITIQUE

TAKE YOUR WRITING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

FEEDBACK EVERY 2 WEEKS

We meet every 2 weeks, on Friday, from 7pm to 10pm, at Baker College of Flint. Prospective members are encouraged to visit & observe our process. 

 

What is oral critique and how does it work?

 

We read aloud for approximately ten minutes. Listeners take notes. When the author is finished reading, each group member provides improvised "cold" critique based on what they heard.

 

We praise original writing so you know what you're doing right.

 

Any sections that need clarity, we provide feedback so the author can revise to make the piece stronger and, potentially, more publishable.

Advantages

  • Reading aloud is good practice for public readings.

  • Reading aloud helps the author catch their own mistakes.

  • Cold critique requires no prep time (reading manuscripts, writing comments) because there is no advance distribution of work. No prep time is key for busy writers. And we're all busy, right?

  • We leave the copy editing to the pros (and we have several).

  • A 2 week deadline keeps your writing.

Short Stories

Novels

Poetry 

Flint Area Writers 2016.

Content by Melodie Bolt.

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