Your Best Writing Life

How to Give and Receive Writing Critiques with Dr. Katherine Hayes

March 28, 2023 Host Linda Goldfarb Season 5 Episode 136
Your Best Writing Life
How to Give and Receive Writing Critiques with Dr. Katherine Hayes
Show Notes

Searching for someone to critique your writing project? Linda and Dr. Katherine Hayes give you top tips for giving and receiving critiques. 

Welcome to Your Best Writing Life, an extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference held in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mts of NC. I’m your host Linda Goldfarb, each week I bring you tips and strategies from experts in the writing and publishing industry to help you excel in your craft.

My industry expert is Dr. Katherine Hayes. Katherine is a freelance writer/content editor, artist, speaker, podcaster, and sensitivity reader. She’s a member of Word Weavers International and serves as an online chapter president and mentor. She belongs to FWA (Florida Writers Association), ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), CWoC (Crime Writers of Color), AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association), and AASA (American Association of School Administrators). She has authored a Christian Bible study for women and is working on the prequel to her first general-market thriller novel. 

1)     Why is it vital to have your work professionally and peer critiqued? 

2)     Why is it vital to be able to give others a well-rounded critique 

3)     Where are the best places to find professional editors? 

4)     Where are the best places to find quality peer critiques? 

5)     What are the basic components of a literary critique? 

Dr. Katherine Hayes
Tool Kit  - Giving and Receiving Writing Critiques PDF
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Besides hosting Your Best Writing Life, Linda Goldfarb is a multi-published award-winning author, audiobook narrator, international speaker, board-certified Christian life coach, co-owner, co-founder of the LINKED® Personality System, and co-author of the LINKED® Quick Guide to Personality series. Linda also hosts the Staying REAL About Faith & Family podcast - Check it out!

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