Commenting on someone's piece is not just saying "Great job!" or "I LOVED it!" Giving someone a productive, informative, and useful comment goes far beyond a simple "Nice poem" one-liner. In this workshop, you will be learning about the multiple factors that should be included in a comment, and the language used around commenting.
Commenting is an important skill when you're in such a complex and close community like YWP. By knowing how to give a comment that is helpful to someone's writing and revision process, you will be helping them grow, and enhancing your own communication skills. Commenting connects our community, and it makes our community, and our writing, stronger.
Get your critical eye ready, and let's begin.
[Photo Credit: Tim Taylor, Creative Commons]
Instructor and Mentor info
Info: I'm Grace Safford, a rising sophomore at Champlain College. I'm a Professional Writing major with a concentration in publishing and editing. I'm also a YWP intern for the summer of 2017. My editorial background includes multiple experiences, such as being an editor for an online magazine to even writing my own grammar guide. My genre of choice is realistic fiction. I am currently working on a novel.