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?