Every writer yearns for good feedback. And by "good," we don't mean your writing group shouting "I LOVE THIS!" We mean useful. We mean supportive. And we mean well-intentioned. Giving good feedback isn't as easy as it may seem. It requires us to suspend our taste, to pack away our expectations, and to encounter the work on its own terms. In this session, Eric Rampson will try to demystify the art of giving good feedback and provide tools to help you make use of the feedback you receive regardless of its inherent "goodness.
Eric Rampson is a Chicago-based writer who spent almost 20 years studying, performing, and teaching improv comedy before getting his MFA in Fiction from The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. His fiction has been published in Change Seven Magazine, The Matador Review, Typishly, Metonym, and The Gateway Review, and is forthcoming in Leaf~Land and Broad River Review. His first novel, Always Already, is looking for a home while he works on the next one.
Eric will accept manuscripts for critique. Please see manuscript guidelines on our website.