Be a Better Critique Partner
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Heather Alexander, Heather Alexander Editorial
We’ve all been there: hearing a new project from a critique partner, knowing something isn’t working, but unable to say exactly what or how. Maybe we’ve been on the other side, too, where what we want most is some constructive feedback, and our group doesn’t quite get to the nitty-gritty like we hoped they would.
Sometimes it’s not easy to know how to dig into another person’s manuscript. What should we be looking for? How can we tell if the words are doing their job? What might be missing? What might be cut? How might things be rearranged to tell the story better?
In this webinar, ideally for critique groups to take together, learn techniques to break apart a picture book manuscript into its elements, identify what the heart is, and offer ideas to get there more efficiently. We’ll discuss narrative arc, emotional/character arc, rising and falling action, description, dialogue, and more.
Register now and make a big difference in how you work with your colleagues.
Heather Alexander is now working with writers at Heather Alexander Editorial. A former editor at Penguin Young Readers, she has worked with many authors on such books as The Thing About Yetis by Vin Vogel, the upcoming Papillon by A.N. Kang, Bob and Joss Get Lost by Peter McCleery, and Catstronauts by Drew Brockington. Check out her blog, Interrobangs, at [email protected], and follow her on Twitter @heatheralexand