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hi there everyone! I’m Rose (aka InklingsOfOblivion) and today I bring you TWM’s latest edition of the Scratching Post which focuses on GIVING critiques.
Before we embark on our journey together, I’ve collected up some articles that have been written by others: what I love is that everyone has a slightly different take on critiquing , bringing a new perspective and fresh ideas to the table.
LiliWrites – this one also has a whole bunch of other articles at the end, be sure to check it out
This is going to be a fairly long post, so grab some supplies and let’s get to it!
(I’ve made a little contents page which links to different aspects of the article, so feel free to click any of the links below if you don’t feel like wading through everything!)
So, without furt
Pass The Poem 2014 - WorkingThe Poem
Staring into the sun, my mind binds itself to the rays
bending the supple limbs in search for celestial ghosts.
As the curtain swings to cover us, our secrets are safe.
I wonder, will time pass before the sun will again breach defenses?
I have often lost the minutes betwixt night and day,
and the kaleidoscope crepusculum colours me sightless
Leaving me in a daze
The air tastes of honeysuckle and mildew, strangely sweet,
reminding me of memories, and promises that I could not keep.
Moments lost, and sight be found,
I miss the moon, it's subtle glow amongst the dark.
Fantastic swirling galaxies haunt my waking dreams
or have they taken over my conscious thought?
Nothing is certain, safe for the minutes swirling by
I hosted the first Pass the Poem several years ago and had a great turn out. Since then I have done 3 other Pass the Poems and several other group collaborations. Other deviants and groups have adapted Pass the Poem for their own and brough
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Writing Useful CritiquesLiliWrites – this one also has a whole bunch of other articles at the end, be sure to check it out
This article is written for LitResources. Our goal is to be a collection and creation station for all resources pertaining to literature on deviantART. This article will feature the wonderful world of critique! DeviantART staff recently made it possible for unsubscribed members to leave critiques using the premium feature, so we thought it was an opportune moment to educate the community about the many facets of critique.
If, after reading the article, you have more information or resources to add, please leave your thoughts in a comment! And don't forget to this article to help spread the word.
Critique: What It Is, What It Is Not
Though the distinction might seem obvious to some, people often confuse writing a critique with writing a review.
To make it plain, a critique offers thoughts and advice for improving a piece of literature or art. Cri
So You Want to CritiqueHere is a two-fold guide for deviants wishing to receive critique as well as deviants who want to give constructive critiques:from Critique-It
A Note to Non-subscribers
You're allowed to give and receive critique, too! The system for subscribers that dA has put in place is flashy, sure, but it doesn't alter the content of a quality critique. Comments have worked just fine for many years. I see no reason why you should stop using the tried and trusted system just because something new has come along. Now, onto the article!
Make Sure the Feeling's Mutual
Some people don't give critiques. Some people don't want critiques. That's okay. Being a member of dA does not precondition you to the critique-crowd.
However, if you do want to be a critique-groupie, make sure the artist you're giving critique to actually wants it. If the critique option is not enabled, or there's no request for critique in the comments, chances are critique is unwanted. If there's something you really, really want
Critique: A BreakdowndeviantArt is a website focusing on art. Wherever there is art, there is bound to be critique- no exceptions. While this fact may be aggravating and/or intimidating to younger, more inexperienced artists, they should learn and heed some basic advice on how to respond appropriately to receiving a critique.by Skarlet-Raven
This is a little bit of information about critiques- who critiques, what a critique encompasses, the different "styles" or approaches people take when offering critique, and appropriate ways to respond to all kinds of critiques.
What is Critique
Noun: A detailed analysis and assessment of something; a critical review or commentary, especially one dealing with works of art or literature.
Verb: Evaluate (a theory or practice) in a detailed and analytical way
In a nutshell, a critique (or to critique) is to approach something and analyze something in a critical manner. The key words here are analyze and criti
Critique is a DialogueCommunication is a collaborative effort.by neurotype
Students and teachers, doctors and patients, the UN and member states—no matter how different the backgrounds are, no matter the gap in experience or who's leading the conversation, it's important for communication to succeed. And the only way to do that is by making sure there's always room for a dialogue.
Dialogue: two sides having a conversation together.
Based on the literature community chat we had not too long ago, critique seems to be desirable. This blog is a response to the fact that a number of people mentioned dissatisfaction with a) how much critique they're getting, and/or b) responses to critiques they're providing.
This is about critiquing people you don't know, and who didn't request a Serious Business Full-Length Critique.
welcoming critique: For Authors
Give critiquers a starting point
MiraclesSlowly, but surely and quite forcefully
The sun and moonThe moon sparkles brightly at night,
SpotlightShe fled into the woods, hoping that the cops were slow like in the movies. Lindsey should have just stuck around, blown into the breathalyzer, and gone home. All she had to drink that night was a cherry coke. It tasted far too sweet, making her stomach ache as she ran. She hadn't even wanted to go in the first place. Someone shouted "SPOTLIGHT" in slurred, over emphasized speech. Before she could lower herself to the ground, she tripped over something. Lacking any grace, she face planted into the hard earth. The spotlight briefly illuminated the woods in front of her before moving on to her left. Rolling over, facing the direction she had come from, she cursed quietly at the thing that made her trip. As if in response to her bickering, a soft moan sounded off to her right. The spotlight skimmed across the woods again, giving her just enough time to see what was happening. Blood steamed and glinted as it poured from the moaning cop's throat. Tracy was standing over him drenched in bloo
Mission Time with Nightmare and WidowThe shadows parted from Nightmare’s view and he found himself standing in a dimly lit forest. Crickets and other nocturnal insects were chirping around him as were the irritable buzzing of mosquitoes in his ear. The air and the forest floor were moist from a recent rainfall. This and the approaching autumn season made the forest rather chilly.