Dear Christian Indie,
Each Friday, you get to see the ladies and I give feedback to one another about a piece of writing we’ve composed just a few minutes before the podcast goes live. We only give supportive, encouraging comments at these times, because the piece has been neither polished nor edited, is pretty raw, and is not an example of what we would call our “best work.”
But what does it look like to really get into a good, rigorous critique of a piece of writing? How do you approach giving such feedback? Is there a way to structure this event so as to minimize hurt feelings on behalf of the writer and yet maximize impact in order to make the story better?
While we on the podcast agree there is no one “perfect” way to do anything, including giving feedback, we do have a method we employ and a procedure we follow that we think can help you give amazing feedback to your fellow writers. We also have some advice for those of you bringing a piece to the “chopping block,” so this is for sure an episode you won’t want to miss.
Last week we looked at Tina’s piece. This week we’ll look at Jen’s.