Writing a critique involves more than simply supplying a thumbs-up or thumbs-down
Brain Break (English Class)

How to Perform a Useful Writing Critique

Writers help each other out (or they SHOULD). And one of the biggest services is supplying critiques. But if you aren't familiar with best practices, you could end up doing more harm than good to your writing buddies. So let's review how to review a manuscript from start to finish, shall we?

Bag of Tricks (Tools of the Trade)

Outside Opinion

It takes bravery to let outsiders handle your writing. However, the feedback you receive is valuable. One of the best resources writers have available is workshops. You get the feedback from a number of people with different backgrounds in one place (some more useful than others, but that's the risk you take).