1a: : including variant readings 2a: a: of, relating to, or being a turning point or specially important juncture 3a: a : of sufficient size to sustain a chain reaction
"Craft-criticism," a term that has been used by Tim Mayers and others, has been defined as a creative-analytical practice in which writers and artists challenge the inherited "lore" of creative writing: the prevailing ideas, or common assumptions about literary production. Craft-criticism is writing by writers and for writers about the literary craft. It is an opportunity to interrogate cultural, historical, and institutional influences. Focusing on the debates and complexities that affect how writers think about the texts they produce, some of the topics discussed in craft-criticism include issues of appropriation, erasure, representation, readerships, and the relationship between art and activism.