MonthSeptember 2015

Christian Writer’s Conference & the Critique, Part 2

If you decide to include critiques at your conference, here are options:

constructive criticism

It’s all about constructive criticism . . .

  • Let everyone who wishes to read have a chance and have the facilitator share what resonated best about the text.
    1. Advantage: everyone gets a positive affirmation about his or her work, which encourages more sharing, especially among newer writers.
    2. Disadvantage: some people may be left wanting more.

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Christian Writer’s Conferences & the Critique, Part 1

open mic critique

Should you or shouldn’t you? Offer critiques of other people’s work as part of a Christian writer’s conference, I mean — whether written comments on submissions or as part of a discussion.

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Spiritual Writing Exercise: On the River’s Brink

spiritual writing: river

Take a few deep breaths and enjoy the beauty of the river.

Step 1: Experience Water Directly

Pour yourself a refreshing glass of cold water. As you drink, notice how it feels on your lips, on your tongue, in your throat. Touch the water. Splash some.

There is something so compelling about water, isn’t there? So life affirming.

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