“One of the main points I took away with me this weekend was how to more effectively use praise and criticism when revising. Instead of reading a piece of writing and declaring – “Wow that was great!” or “Goddamn, that really sucked,” I learned to change those declarations into “That worked well” or “That didn’t work well.” Once these were identified I learned how to grow and nurture what did work well and how to weed out what didn’t… What I learned this weekend will help me to view my writing with a more objective eye.”