On the first day of Critmas, a deviant gave to me.
Back by popular demand, I bring you...
The 12 days of CRITMAS challenge!
"CRITMAS IS COMING, THE PROSE IS GETTING FAT. OUT COMES THE RED PEN TO GET RID OF THAT!" (Memnalar)
The challenge is a simple one. Write 12 critiques over the next 12 days. That's only one a day- or spread them as you will (You could even do all 12 today!).
Anyone can write a critique, you don't need to have qualifications to do so. If you don't know where to start, look at a piece and think about which qualities you do and don't like in it and maybe offer ideas on how the piece can be improved.
Critiques are about keeping things positive; always make sure you are offering it as a subject of improvement of the piece, not a criticism of why you dislike it.
PE: Literature Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.
Today we are looking at the Literature gallery, with our Top Tips.
Before you start
READ the piece all the way through.
Read it again, making notes of what you would like to point out in your critique.
Stay Objective- you are critiquing the piece not the person.
These tips are areas which aren't just necessary in critiquing others' work, but also when self-critiquing your own writing. This is one person's suggestions and I welcome any further tips in addition.
A good opening. The opening to any form of writing doesn't necessarily need to involve a physical explosion, but it needs to have an initial hook; something to entice the reader in. It needs to be clear, something that
It doesn't matter who you give the critiques to, but don't critique the same deviant 12 times! (The idea is to spread the joy!)
Please only critique pieces from deviantART using the critique function or posting in the comments of the deviation.
Once you have written your 12 critiques, leave a comment in this journal, linking your 12 critiques to me. (Click on the timestamp of your post to get direct comment link).
Past critiques CANNOT be included, only critiques given after the 24th December will be accepted.
You do not have to critique just literature; you can pick any art form, as long as you write 12. However at LEAST 4 must be literature. (Why? Because I’m a lit CV and therefore want this to be slightly bias towards literature )
Deadline for submissions: Sunday 6th January 2013, by 11:59 PM pst.
1000 points from BeccaJS*
500 points from Nichrysalis*
500 points from TheSkaBoss*
500 points from TheGalleryOfEve*
400 points from Memnalar*
200 points from GrimFace242*
200 points from PrismaticMemories*
200 points from LadyLincoln*
150 points from wyldhoney*
100 points from xlntwtch*
100 points from thorns*
100 points from thetaoofchaos*
50 points from LionSchool*
10 points from DrippingWords*
*Donated via prize pool
2 X 3 month subs from SRSmith
1 month sub from OfOneSoul
3 x detailed critique on a deviation of choice from OfOneSoul
3 x detailed critique on a deviation of choice from neurotype
3 x detailed critique on a deviation of choice from TheFS
2 x detailed critique on a deviation of choice from WorldWar-Tori
2 x detailed critique on a deviation of choice from :devang-jojoi:
HINT: Stuck where to start giving your critiques? Why not visit the December Critique Thread in the lit forums?