Critocalypse: How To Survive Your First Critique

mushroom-cloud    So you’ve joined a writers group, eh?  Good for you! What’s that you say? You’ve been to a couple of meetings, participated in a few discussions and HOLY MOTHER MERCHANT OF VENICE your short story is up for critique next week! Uh oh. IT’S A CRITOCALYPSE!!!!!

Your first critique can feel rougher than prison yard politics. If you haven’t developed the tough, scaly outer skin of a seasoned writer yet, this will likely hurt. Don’t panic! You can come out  the other side with your soul intact if you follow these simple guidelines: Continue reading