As I mentioned on Sunday, I've decided to put THE CRITIQUEE'S CHARTER up on the FindAWritingGroup.com website (if you'd like to offer your suggestions for item #12, click here).
THE CRITIQUER'S PROMISE
At the moment, I don't have anything for folks on the other side of the critique fence. With that in mind, I'd like your help in drafting THE CRITIQUER'S PROMISE. Written along the same lines as THE CRITIQUEE'S CHARTER, it will be made up of useful advice about critiquing, but written in the form of a series of reassuring promises to the person whose work is being critiqued eg:
1. When reviewing your work, I will remember that my job is to critique the writing, not the writer.
If you'd like to help me create THE CRITIQUER'S PROMISE, leave your suggestion(s) in the comments below. Sometime next week, I'll post everyone's proposals over at the FAWG, Live Journal Community in the form of a poll, so people can vote for the items they'd like to see included in the promise.
If your suggestion gets voted in, I'll include it in the final 'document', along with your name and a link to your website/blog. Also, if you can come up with a better name than 'THE CRITIQUER'S PROMISE', I'll be happy to put that to the vote too.
If you don't have an LJ account, you can still leave a comment, just remember to add your name and a link to your blog or website.
I think that's everything, but if you have any questions, let me know.
What would you put in THE CRITIQUER'S PROMISE?