Temper Your Enthusiasm


You’ve painstakingly written a short story, a novel, a chapter, a page—and now you’re ready to offer it to a group of readers to get those valuable perspectives every writer needs to be at their best. The thing is, not all feedback offered feels valuable. In fact, it feels as though you’ve thrown your hard work into the waiting maw of judgment where it’s slowly being torn apart bit by bit. Feelings of anxiety and regret are all too commonplace when your hard-earned words are being workshopped.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way.

In this interactive workshop with Independent Editor, Crystal Carney, participants to learn techniques and gain valuable insights into what it means to give–and receive–constructive criticism.


Crystal is an independent editor living in the Pacific Northwest with her family. She has been writing creatively since she could hold a pencil and while in college, co-founded a Spokane-based writing group. Her creative work has been published in literary journals and won awards and recognition in her community. Most recently, she has studied book publishing at the Denver Publishing Institute and rediscovered a deep love for typewriter restoration. When she doesn’t have her head in a book, she loves to taste-test every loaf of bread her husband bakes and challenge herself with a new knitting pattern.



Workshop: Temper Your Enthusiasm: The Art of Giving and Receiving Critiques.
Presenter: Crystal Carney
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 2:30 pm
Arts Room, 1912 Center, 412 East Third St., Moscow, ID 83843
Registration Period Closes: Friday, June 10, 2022

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