The OREO Method of Critique

Should have read this before I posted my last blog–could have referred to it when talking about critiques!

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Hi Readers!

Some of you have asked what I meant by the Oreo method of critique last post. It goes by several names and here is the method I use when I give critiques. And it is the method I like used on me when I receive critiques.

I’ve heard the Oreo method given different names. This has also been called the Hamburger technique. As you read you will see why.

We all need encouragement in our writing. Critique can help or hinder us. Feedback need not be toxic and can do a lot towards getting our writing to shine. Some of us are afraid of getting and giving critiques.  However if you do the Oreo Method of giving them, you are bound to be a valuable player in your critique group.  Here is the method.

One- Give a general statement of praise. Find something you really liked about the…

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About Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. My last three novels, THE EYES HAVE IT, IN HER MOTHER'S SHOES and STAR CATCHING, are available in e-book format through Amazon and other formats by request here or on my website. AUTUMN COLORS was my first novel and is still available through Amazon and B&N in multiple formats. My early writings are women's fiction, one also suitable for YA. My work-in-progress is a historical fiction about the Armenians who settled in Troy, NY in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Come visit me at my website:
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