How to critique a piece of writing, by paul walker

What to look for when reading a piece of work

What are your impressions as a reader / listener?


Try to give feedback on what could be changed.


Give examples of improvements, if possible.


Praise where praise is due.


Never criticize the author personally.


Critique as you would want to be critiqued.


Look out for:


· Opening


· Conflict


· Plot


· Setting


· Characterization


· Dialogue


· Point of View


· Show versus tell


· Format of the text


· Grammar and spelling


· Style

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