The CKT Writer’s Workshop is an online critique group via a private Facebook group for CKT members. Below, please see a general guide for workshop participants, covering: general housekeeping rules, a guide to submitting your work, critiquing the work of other writers and etiquette responsibilities.
Word CountIt’ll be assumed that you’ll research the submission requirements of whichever publishing house you plan to send your finished manuscript to. This includes the word count relevant to the age group you are writing for. As a guide, word counts will be approximately:
For the purposes of this workshop, please submit:
Submission GuidelinesThe submission cycle will commence each Friday:
How To SubmitUpload your submission (Word document) as a Facebook post—this will be a cut and paste of your Word document.
With your submission post, please include:
Some areas you might wish to request assistance with include:
‘How To Critique’ GuidelinesPlease don’t read anyone else’s critique before writing your own. It’s far more useful to receive a variety of fresh perspectives.
For your best critiquing results, we suggest you read the submission early on, mull it over for a day or so and then write your critique.
Type your critique comments directly into Facebook in the comments section under the relevant submission post.
If you download the submission/manuscript onto your computer in order to write the critique, you must delete it when finished. Print outs must also be destroyed.
Feedback is to be honest and provided in a positive, constructive and encouraging manner. We suggest the sandwich technique:
Your critique/feedback should aim to:
If the writer needs clarification on a particular comment received on their work, we suggest this be followed up and responded to via general Facebook posts. In this way, other members may glean an understanding to apply to their own work.
Once a submission has been critiqued and re-edited, it may be resubmitted in the writer’s next roster period.