An e-mail in my inbox today reminded me that April is the month for the famed A to Z Blog Challenge, and for a moment I thought, “Not again…”
Last year I tried doing A to Z on two different blogs, with completely different themes… in addition to posting on two other blogs with still completely separate themes.
It was a challenge, yes. One I’m glad I accomplshed, and one I never want to repeat.
But one blog is easy (or so I tell myself now).
I recently joined Scribophile, an online writing community that operates based on mutual constructive critique. It’s a give and take system where you can only post your work by earning points through giving thoughtful critique to work done by others. Want to post your next chapter or article? Get critiquing!
On top of that, I have become a vocal advocate for participation in a critique group because of the benefits I’ve received from my local group of “critters.”
One of the subjects I saw discussed on Scribophile is, “What makes a good critique?” Isn’t that subjective? What sorts of things should one look for when reading someone’s creative work?
Bam. A to Z topic selected!
This I can do, because it’s something I’m passionate about.
There will be some other posts, but there shall be A to Z posts every day throughout April (with the exception of Sundays) related to facets of writing I look for when I critique a piece.
You have been warned.