Many people are a little nervous about leaving any form of critique, other than a generic "good work" type response. Sometimes it's fear of offending; other times it is due to a lack of confidence.
Critique does not mean "be mean," so relax. We don't want you to leave the author emotionally bleeding. FaithWriters encourages members to give thoughtful, sincere, helpful and encouraging critique. Consider the article and then give your thoughts on why it did or didn't work. Always look for the positive aspects as well (and there are always some positive aspects, even if just that the author wrote with enthusiasm and from the heart).
If a person posts to the Critique Circle they are looking for red ink. So please don't just leave short "Good Work" posts there. If you thought something was perfect as is, then highlight the reasons why. What was it that spoke to you? Which parts really jumped out? However, it's rare for any of us to get it right first time. Help the author fine-tune their article/poem.
For more information about Critique, please read our post in the FAQs section:viewtopic.php?f=35&t=28273
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