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    BrandyTimmons Member

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    Disappointed

    Discussion in 'The Art of Critique' started by BrandyTimmons, Nov 18, 2015.

    I submitted a blog post I wrote for evaluation by Winghill Writing School and it came back perfect. The evaluator said I have a lot of talent and the sample was moving and well written. So why am I disappointed? I was hoping for some constructive criticism so I could improve. I wanted this school to challenge me. Oh well, I shall be looking at other schools.
     
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    thirdwind Member Contest Administrator Supporter Reviewer Contributor

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    Maybe you're naturally just a very good writer. :D But you could always post an excerpt in the Workshop and see what folks here have to say about the piece.
     
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    I plan to as soon as I meet the requirements. The pieces posted in the workshop all seem to have excellent criticism in the responses.
     
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    Imaginarily Disparu en Mer Contributor

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    I, for one, try to be thorough with my critique. :agreed:

    If I don't catch your submission whenever you get around to posting it, feel free to message me about it.
     
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    Did you ask for some constructive criticism? That would have been my first reaction - "how can I improve?"
     
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    Yep. When I submitted the article, I asked them if they could let me know where I needed improvement and which classes they thought I would benefit from.
     
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    thirdwind Member Contest Administrator Supporter Reviewer Contributor

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    I'd imagine that a business like this would always recommend classes for anyone who submitted a piece just because it means more money for them. So it's a bit odd that they didn't even recommend any classes. Maybe your writing really is that good. Do you have a lot of writing experience?
     
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    Far from it. I've always enjoyed writing and kept a blog, but I've only recently started to pursue my writing. Within the last month. I definitely have room for improvement.
     
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    You're an awful writer with no talent. Go back to first grade. Does that help? :)
    But really, you should take positive reviews when you can get them. Most people are very, very critical. You probably do have skill, and they recognize it.
     

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