Maintaining the flow of creative juices is important.
Crushing the spirit with a harsh critique is not helpful.
Giving a bland mild review is also not useful.
The sensible option lies somewhere between these two extremes.
Many teachers use green rather than red ink.
With creative writing it is best to critique a work with the attitude that revisions WILL be made.
Most authors revise their novels several times prior to publication.
Never say, “I am just a student,” because someday you won’t be.
1. Read this article from Sara Grant:
2. Revise with a smile.