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Old 01-04-2014, 04:58 PM View Post #11 (Link)
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Okay infinity_man I'm new to this forum so forgive me for not being able to quote. Probably doesn't help that I'm using my kindle fire instead of a laptop either.

I was just referring to you saying that they shouldn't respond at all if they disagree. I guess it's pointless if the person is saying "no you're just wrong because I said so" but what I mean is, even if they completely disagree with your point, if they can explain why they've used a particular technique/word/scene, at least in talking about it, both the critic and writer can think about what effect the writer wanted.
I'll give another example. Say you gave me a critique and you said I should cut out a scene and I said I wanted to keep it for a certain effect, then you could then say oh well if that's what you were wanting to do, then I think instead of changing that bit, you should develop that idea here and here and here etc. I mean, even if I still ignored your advice, you'll have made me think about the way I'm crafting my writing and as long as it's not hostile I don't really see a problem with that.

Unless you actually mean those people who say they want a critique but in fact they just want to be told they're amazing. In which case, those people shouldn't even ask for a critique.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:50 PM View Post #12 (Link)
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Originally Posted by YorkshireTea View Post
I'll give another example. Say you gave me a critique and you said I should cut out a scene and I said I wanted to keep it for a certain effect, then you could then say oh well if that's what you were wanting to do, then I think instead of changing that bit, you should develop that idea here and here and here etc. I mean, even if I still ignored your advice, you'll have made me think about the way I'm crafting my writing and as long as it's not hostile I don't really see a problem with that.
That's true. I didn't really consider it that way, so you've got me there.
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:16 PM View Post #13 (Link)
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I think this article must be always at hand of newbies, moreover, I, being far from a newbie status, did read it with interest.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:05 AM View Post #14 (Link)
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Haha!
6, 7, 8 excuses are the most I've made and heard!
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