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starry_diadem
Jun. 9th, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC)
You have no idea how much that's resonating with me at the moment, as a writing group I moderate is wrestling with the thorny issue of feedback and how it should be done. Thank you! I'm about to quote you.
jongibbs
Jun. 9th, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Anna.

If you're talking about critiquing, you might also find the Critiquee's Charter useful (http://jongibbs.livejournal.com/25104.html) :)
snapes_angel
Jun. 9th, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
That's something I've heard often, through the years. Mercedes Lackey, for one, wants to hear what she's doing wrong in a story when she goes for a critique. It helps reaffirm what she's doing "write".

In other words, friends don't let friends write bad. ;3
jongibbs
Jun. 9th, 2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
Indeed not :)
snapes_angel
Jun. 9th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
When I was learning how to critique, back in the day, it was pointing out the parts that worked for you as a reader, versus the parts that...did not qork quit so well for you, as a reader. The offering of suggestions (where applicable) was also said to be A Very Good Idea.
jongibbs
Jun. 10th, 2012 09:00 am (UTC)
Good points all. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth :)
bodgei
Jun. 9th, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
one of my beta readers loves everything I write and will only make spelling and gramer changes. Thankfuly I have other people who will look at the big picture stuff for me, then I can send it for a good G+S edit with her.
jongibbs
Jun. 10th, 2012 09:01 am (UTC)
Sounds like you have a good system going :)
doggiedynasty
Jun. 9th, 2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
May I take/use this?
jongibbs
Jun. 9th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
Of course! :)
doggiedynasty
Jun. 12th, 2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much. Those are true words.
rowyn
Jun. 9th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
If everyone loves everything you write, you are either a fictional character or otherwise not living on the same planet I am. O:)
jongibbs
Jun. 10th, 2012 09:01 am (UTC)
Lol :)
rymrytr
Jun. 10th, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
So, on the Planet of Mirror-Image then:

If everyone hates everything you write,
you're doing something right.
Sbbig Noj

Just ignore me Jon; it's my twisted sense of humor and the plague of "Literalism".

:o)

jongibbs
Jun. 10th, 2012 09:03 am (UTC)
Lol :)
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jongibbs
Jun. 10th, 2012 09:04 am (UTC)
I was going to say 'or just family members' but then I remembered my old gran's 'I want my money back' review after I gave her a free copy of Fur-Face ;)
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