Quotation of the Week: Charles Baxter

A reviewer is entitled to any opinion at all, but he or she earns that opinion based on a description and a judicious citation of evidence.

–Charles Baxter

Taken from “Owl Criticism,” the title of Charles Baxter’s presentation for a panel on “The Good Review” at the latest conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), and published last week on Fiction Writers Review.

Now, if we could only/also get everyone writing critiques in workshops to go along with this concept, we’d all be in a much more productive business.

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  1. Courtney says:

    Any chance you could do something similar and post your notes from the AWP panel you were on? I wanted to see the one on teaching opportunities but missed it and would love to hear what you have to say on the subject.

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