Monday, February 28, 2011

STAMP of (Dis)Approval

If I used these types of rubbers stamps when teaching:

(http://www.simonsaystamp.com/ )

Then I can use THESE when critiquing someone's writing:

( http://www.bookofjoe.com/ , designed by Heather K. Phillips)

Only, I would add: "Not a teen voice", "Show don't tell", "ADVERB abuse!" and "What is your MC feeling/thinking here?"

What would you add?

22 comments:

Melissa said...

You have really good ones here. Hmm. I think I'd add "passive voice!" and maybe, "Does this. punctuation: look right to you???"

Amparo Ortiz said...

Agree with Melissa. Huge fan of calling out on passive voice. I think I'd probably add a "WTF???" and an "OMFG!!" and a "LOL!!".

Yes. I'm lame.

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

Good ones up there! Agreed. When I did critiques for Chimera I was always correcting homonyms. Then vs Than, the "there's" and always the too vs to. (and occasionally two, cringe) But I think the one I could use the most is "Comma goes here, here, here, here, here..." you get my point ;)

LisaDay said...

I like are you happy about this? In my job, I would add 'Are you showing bias?'

LisaDay

Matthew Rush said...

I would probably add: "exposition!"

Ellie said...

I want those stamps! I would add KISS (keep it simple stupid) for shorter lines.

Ellie Garratt

Kelly said...

Yes, I actually DO have that exact set of teaching stamps from when I was a teacher!
Love the critiquing ones and your additions. I'd add, "Word Choice?" and "Awkward sentence, reword" and of course a positive one "LOVE THIS!".

Janet Johnson said...

Love the stamps!

I would add "Awkward Sentence." and "Funny!" :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Repeat word.
Cut.
This ROCKS!

Maddy said...

Haha! I'm not great with constructive criticism, so I'll take the colorful kidde ones instead :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOL It would save you time instead of typing them out.

I recognize some I'm guilty of. :D

salarsenッ said...

Adverb Abuse is a great one!!

JEM said...

I like it! I'm heavy into my first round of workshopping in my creative writing class and I'm trying to get some shorthand down for things like "Is this detail really necessary?" A stamp would be so nice!

Lindsay said...

I want some stamps like that! I tend to notice repetition. That would be my stamp ;)

Colene Murphy said...

Bahaha! I love it!!

Lourie said...

LOL "I liked it better last week." hahaha. I can't think of anything to add. Yours are awesome.

Meredith said...

I would add "Awkward phrasing" because that's the comment I most overuse. So cute!

blueviolet said...

My favorite is the adverb one!

SharleneT said...

I want those writing stamps! How about, "Your Mother has to love your work!"

Just finished up a 3-week first-degree murder trial and I'm pooped -- too much focusing! Come visit when you can...

Penelope said...

I'd add "LOL"

lol :)

Penelope

Emy Shin said...

I love these stamps, especially the "HUH" one even though I've never used that before.

Krispy said...

These are cute! I think my favorite is HUH. Says so much with one word. :)