The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide: How to Make Revisions, Self-Edit, and Give and Receive Feedback

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F+W Media, Inc., Dec 18, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 304 pages
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Trying to Finish Your Book? There's Strength in Numbers

Whether you're trying to revise your novel or polish up an article to pitch to magazines, it pays to have a few sets of eyes look over your work. But, how can you be sure you're getting an unbiased and objective opinion?

A writing critique group may be the answer you're looking for, and this book arms you with everything you need to find a group that suits your specific writing needs. Whether you're looking to join an existing group or start one of your own, you'll learn how to:Find compatible critique partnersDevelop your "editor's eye" and analyze writing like a professionalConstruct organized and well thought-out critiquesGive and receive constructive feedbackRun efficient critique meetings and maintain a good group dynamicApply the feedback you receive to your own writing and make revisionsComplete with worksheets, sample critiques and examples, The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide gives you tools to hone your editing skills and deepen your understanding of how to revise your own work as well as someone else's. With the help of this guide your writing critique group can be a helpful resource for you and your writing partners for years to come.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Section 1 GETTING STARTED
3
Section II TELLING THE STORY
51
Section III GETTING THE FACTS RIGHT
134
Section IV MORE THAN A FORMULA
201
Section V WHAT TO DO NEXT
238
Section VI IN YEARS TO COME
263
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Becky Levine is a writer, freelance editor, and speaker. A past columnist for WritersTalk, the newsletter of the California Writers Club, South Bay branch. Becky is currently a book reviewer for The Horn Book Guide and has written feature for newspapers such as The Palo Alto Weekly and The Santa Cruz Sentinel. She speaks regularly at writing clubs and conferences. She is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writer and Illustrators (SCBWI), Sisters in Crime (SINC), and the California Writers Club (CWC). Her website is: www.beckylevine.com. Her popular blog is http://beckylevine.livejournal.com.

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