We’ll begin this week with an exercise on what it’s like to revise and edit such deeply personal material. You’ll have a chance to share your work-in-progress, and ask for help and feedback. Uh oh. Feedback.
We’re an abundantly advice-giving culture. Which could be awesome if you were looking for advice. Often, though, “advice” is just a cover for criticism. How do we give feedback that actually helps? How do we receive feedback without feeling like our experience/story/truth is being questioned or taken apart?
We’ll also talk about larger issues of how we speak to each other, both in this group and out in the wider world. How do writers get along? Is this a competition or a collaborative movement?
This week’s lesson includes a video interview on consent, communication, and feedback with relationship educator Kate McCombs.
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