I plan to post some writing of my own in the Writing Workshop. But I’m aware I must do some constructive critiquing as well. But this leads to my dilemma. I have read a few short stories to give it a go. I would start to critique, then stop, then delete. Why? I find myself editing, not critiquing. But still, I see editing to be quite common. I believe steering the writer away from bad tendencies to be constructive. I would rather say, “Hey, avoid repetition of describing the same thing.” Or “Brake to a new paragraph when the subject changes.” But I don’t feel comfortable with copying and pasting the work, only to point out all the grammatical errors. But I don’t want to look like I don’t see those either. What if I just commented on the context, style and elements of the story in general without references to the punctual errors (or whatever)? I really enjoyed reading ‘The Pit of His Stomach’. Yes, there are numerous errors. But it doesn’t take away from the story. Just for example’s sake, wouldn’t a publisher say ‘we’ll take it’ and the editor would do his job? In your opinion, or expertise, what is the most constructive approach to these writings?