What others are saying about No Red Pen – Writers, Writing Groups & Critique:
“A good critique group should help you grow, not make you cower. Hudson has written a comprehensive guide to forming and maintaining a cower-free, supportive, honest, and enriching one. A must-read for anyone looking to start a fabulous writing group (or wanting to fix a broken one)!”
– Tanya Egan Gibson, author How to Buy a Love of Reading.
“Allowing others to read and critique your work is not something a writer should take lightly. This smart book will help you avoid potential pitfalls and ensure that you understand the process. It is a valuable tool for writers!”
– Stephanie Chandler, author of several books including The Author’s Guide to Building an Online Platform.
“Learning to give and to get a critique is an essential part of honing a writer’s work. In this short, easy-to-digest book, Vicki Hudson offers invaluable, step-by-step advice on how critique partners can respectfully offer feedback so the writer actually can hear it and put it to use. This book should be required reading for every critique group!”
– Nina Amir, author of How to Blog a Book.
“It’s good to be reminded that “the basics” about how to be in or lead a writing group really do exist AND they can be clearly transmitted. In NO RED PEN, a clear thinker and an incredibly organized writer takes us through all the steps. Every teacher of writing from high school through graduate school should have a copy of Vicki Hudson’s very fine handbook. I found a gem in every chapter.”
– Eloise Klein Healy, Founder and Editor, Arktoi Books, www.Arktoi.com