Week of February 5, 2012: The Power of Critiques
Quotes of the Week:
We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
—Mak De Pree
Creative ideas reside in people’s minds but are trapped by fear and rejection. Create a judgment-free environment on the inside and you’ll unleash a torrent of creativity on the outside.
In the last two weeks I’ve had a half dozen questions, emails, and blog comments about critiques and critique groups. For that reason I'm updating some posts from last year that I hope will be helpful. This week is all about the magic of critiques, how to find or begin a critique group, how to be an effective critiquer, and how to accept and use the feedback you receive in critiques.
Monday—Finding a Critique Group
Tuesday—Beginning a Critique Group
Wednesday—Strategies for Giving Critiques
Friday—Putting Critiques into Action