Critique groups : a technique for the author’s toolbox?

Barry, Lisa Jane (2009) Critique groups : a technique for the author’s toolbox? Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


With a lack of places to gain an education in the craft of romance writing, novelists have few places to turn to gain real feedback. This paper investigates an alternative to textbooks, conferences, and workshops through an examination of the role provided to the writer by critique groups. How these groups work, how they benefit an author, and the critique groups as a whole are discussed. This work studies the form of Peer Assessment and Learning (PAL) and compares the technique used by educational institutions all over the world with the practice of author groups critiquing their own work. The research shows how a critique group can assist a writer to learn, grow and develop, helping to enhance the writer’s skills through constructive feedback, which gives them confidence to sell their work.

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ID Code: 32148
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Thomas, Glen
Keywords: peer assessment learning, critique groups, PAL, romance, romance writing, critique partners, romance novels, peer assisted learning
Divisions: Past > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 10 May 2010 05:17
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:56

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