EXCERPT from "The Pot-Bellied Pig Method of Critiquing" by Kaye Dacus in Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction
The more I’ve learned about critiquing, the more I’ve come to realize that the first thing we each need to learn is how to receive critiques well. Because until we know how to receive critiques, we will never be ready to give critiques.
I’ve seen several shows on Animal Planet about the (now-waning) phenomenon of having pigs as pets rather than dogs, cats, or other “normal” animals. As I’ve learned more about them, I’ve discovered there is much we can learn from these humble animals.
Humor, Hope, and Happily Ever Afters! Kaye Dacus is the author of humorous, hope-filled contemporary and historical romances in the Christian publishing market. She holds an M. A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, is a former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, and currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. She loves action movies and British costume dramas. When she's not writing, she enjoys knitting scarves and "lap blankets" (she's a master of the straight-line knit and purl stitches!). Kaye lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and even though she writes romance novels, she is not afraid to admit that she's never been kissed.