Critique groups : a technique for the author’s toolbox?
Barry, Lisa Jane (2009) Critique groups : a technique for the author’s toolbox? .
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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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)|
|Keywords:||peer assessment learning, critique groups, PAL, romance, romance writing, critique partners, romance novels, peer assisted learning|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||10 May 2010 15:17|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2011 05:56|
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