ONLINE CRITIQUE SESSION
FOR CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITERS
Calling All Children's Book Writers: Picture Book, Early Reader, Chapter Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult… All genres welcome
Whether you’ve written a just handful of pages or you’re putting the finishing touches on your opus magnus, getting another set of eyes on your manuscript is a wise course of action. At our critique sessions, you'll get constructive feedback for your manuscripts, meet potential critique partners and make new friends.
THE VALUE OF A CRITIQUE SESSION
As writers, we are very close to our work and oftentimes we miss certain details on story development or story elements like characters, setting, etc.
Critique sessions allow other people with “fresh eyes” to have a look at your writing sample and read them as your future readers would, providing you with valuable feedback to improve your writing skills and get your manuscript submission-ready.
In all our Critique Sessions, we give you feedback in the most TACTful way possible.
TACT = Finesse, thoughtfulness or having a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations.
TACT is also the technique we use for our critiques:
T = Terrific
We share what we loved in your piece, what worked in your story and what we liked about your plot, setting, character, pacing, etc.
A = Author Questions
In the last few minutes of your critique time, we encourage you, as the author, to ask questions either about your story or to clarify the comments you received.
C = Constructive Comments We deliver, in the politest way possible, comments that are specific and helpful to help you improve your story.
T = Talent Talent can get you far, but hard work can get your farther. We always end by encouraging you, the author, to keep on writing. We remind you that we are here to help you achieve your writing goals.