Missing the point, sometimes…


When you’re critiquing, sometimes you’ll miss the point of a story or book. That happened to me a bit in today’s workshop session.

For one, I had some company. Nearly everybody who critiqued one story was saying that they weren’t sure what the intent of the plot was or putting forward their own theories – until our workshop leader took his turn, and more or less nailed it. (I guess that’s why he’s the guy in charge.)

And in another story, I was the only one who missed a more minor point – the gender of the main character – everybody else had identified the narrator as ‘her’, and I’d written ‘he’ in my write-up. Oh well.

I’m having a great time and learning lots. Mistakes are part of that learning process, right?

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3 Responses to Missing the point, sometimes…

  1. Cassie Mae says:

    Absolutely. The only way we learn is by making mistakes :)

    And thanks for joining the What If Blogfest!!! Excited to see what you come up with :D

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  2. Trisha says:

    I’d love to be doing a class like that again :) I did a few here & there during my undergrad/honours studies, loved it!

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  3. There’s no such thing as a mistake, it’s all a learning curve :)

    Xx

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