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Old 10-15-2015, 08:08 PM View Post #1 (Link) Critique Walkthrough
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Hello, all!

Yesterday early afternoon, I decided that there should be a video version of a how-to critique. One specifically for YWO did not exist, so no problem, I made one!

https://youtu.be/8t_652PXWoI

It is hosted on Youtube and privacy is set to unlisted, so should mostly only come up if you go to the direct link. In theory. I do plan to add closed captioning when I get a chance, but as of yet the video is not close captioned.

This was way harder than I expected it to be. I've never critiqued out loud before. Speaking, writing, and thinking all at the same time was a juggle. I feel bad that I could have possibly given 2sh4r a better critique if I'd been silent, but then, that defeats the point of the video. Lizzie, who I've discovered posted right after me, has posted a very good critique and so I'll live with that.

I still write based off advice that was in Infinity_Man's signature when I first joined, which I don't remember exactly but is reflected throughout most of the video, so that was funny to realize. I do give some advice on how to critique, but mostly this is just my own way of critiquing, and I don't even always do it exactly the same anyway.

If you decide to watch it, I'd love to hear about how your style of critique is different from mine! Is there anything I forgot that you want to add?

Thanks so much to 2sh4r, Isis, and lalodragon for letting me use their work. (ps sorry lalodragon I call you 'he' and 'they' a million times, not once 'she'. I don't know why I did that.)
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:40 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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Yay, I'll watch this when I get a chance. (I really don't care what you call me. )
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:03 AM View Post #3 (Link)
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This was great and I feel like we really needed something like this.

this is just my own way of critiquing, and I don't even always do it exactly the same anyway.
I think most of us here don't do critiques exactly the same way everytime we crit, either. It varies depending on whether we're critting prose, poetry, experimental writing, etc. Even then, there'll be variations for different types of stories. It's bound to change.

And, that's the thing, the more you critique, the better you get at it.

Anyway, the video was pretty good. You go over the basics of critting on YWO and how it works. I've just finished watching it, but I can't really say if you missed out on anything, right off the top of my head. I might get back to you on that if I do remember something.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:29 AM View Post #4 (Link)
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I feel bad that I could have possibly given 2sh4r a better critique if I'd been silent, but then, that defeats the point of the video
Your advice and discussion were super valuable. Don't worry about it!

Also, the way you approach critiques is so much smarter and holistic than the way I do.
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