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Vancouver Online: Critiques with J. Komp

April 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Hurts So Good – Turning painful critiques into productive reader insight

Are you an editor, member of a read & critique group, part time beta reader, reviewer of books? This class will turn you into an invaluable resource for yourself and other writers. Become a respected authority with better questions, story specific feedback, and learning the art of counterpoint arguments. There are fewer critiques in this world that are good or bad, but our thinking makes it so. It’s easy to say that not all critiques are created equal, but how do you get out of your head when the “trolls” storm the bridge of your creativity? J. Komp will show you how to quantify and qualify everyone from beta readers to industry professionals and use the data to elevate your writing. Bring your harshest reviews and leave the class with a soul-cleansing perspective.

About J. Komp

J. Komp
J. Komp, of Just Key Edits, has been taking apart stories, to explain why we love or hate them, for over 30 years. A Behavioral Science major, that found her voice after a decade of live theater productions, Jennie lives for stories that are as entertaining and consumable as they are transformative. Her development editing focuses on the connection between a book and its potential audience, emphasizing the tangible elements that bring a story into a reader’s everyday life and reveal our relationship with the extraordinary.
We are really looking forward to hearing her perspective, and connecting with you again!

How to join us

You can join us on your phone or on your computer. You do not need to have video, but it is helpful if you can. Log in a little early – sometimes it takes a second to load the online meeting on Zoom.
  1. When you log-in, you will be on mute. The speaker will un-mute you when they are ready. This helps make things not too loud!
  2. This meeting requires a password. We will send out the password in email 30 minutes before the meeting. This helps deal with problems like Zoombombing. Please make sure you are signed up for our email Dispatch here: http://eepurl.com/dbOujb.
You can click the link below on your computer or your smart phone to join. It will open an application:
You can also phone call in to this number, and enter the meeting ID (you do not have a participant ID):
Phone number: 1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 383 236 235

New to Zoom?

If you are new to Zoom you can go to a test meeting at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-Test-Meeting.

We look forward to seeing you online!


April 20, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Portland, OR United States


photo credit
Evan Lurker


Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of ANONYMOUS, DRAMA DOLLS, and VAMPIRES OF PORTLANDIA. Visit him online at www.tanamor.com.