CRITICAL INKING is a collaborative project designed to address the lack of a healthy “writer’s culture” in the Tumblr Writing Community. While there are tons of very talented, skilled writers, we feel that a lot of the time specific, constructive feedback and thoughtful comments are almost never involved in the reader-writer relationship. We aim to try and fix that by providing two things:
- for ourselves, a place where we as writers can say, “hey! take a look at what I wrote, can you tell me what you think?” and receive feedback on it amongst ourselves—while sharing work along with those published thoughts with the community at large
- a place where other writers can submit work to us, have it published and also critiqued in a constructive way, while receiving multiple viewpoints and approaches to their work
We’re not claiming to be English professors or knowing everything about writing, but we hope that a thoughtful, honest critique that aims to help everyone involved improve will be a useful service. We also have plans for other fun things, like unique writing contests, prompts, and the like.
Like the idea, and can’t wait to get something critiqued? Send it to us.