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How to Treat Your Critique Partner: 5 Simple Guidelines that Will Dramatically Change Your Relationship

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Image courtesy of bandrat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

It happens to all of us.

You have finally finished writing something.  You put your life-blood into it.  It is your baby.  Your precious baby.

Only, it isn’t so precious.  Once you start looking at it analytically, you realize that it needs more work.  And the longer you look, the more work you think it needs.  Suddenly, that precious baby is this ugly monster that you’re responsible for.

Don’t fret, Dr. Frankenstein, I’m here to help.

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Say YES! to Your Writing

One of my classmates said that she sat down to write an eight page paper for her rhetoric class.  After a grueling couple of hours, she sat back to see what she had accomplished: a paragraph!

She said to me, “I told myself something had to be wrong.  It shouldn’t take that long.  What’s wrong with me?”

After a brief Q & A period, I figured it out.  Continue reading Say YES! to Your Writing