Over last weekend, I attended a panel at FWA in regards to being critical to other writers and how to do it in the right way.
What he had discussed with us is that being a critic to other writers is sometimes very hard because it involves being honest with the other writer.
As he put it, there were times where he was honest with his friends and he got "Claw Marks," all over him for doing it and lost his friends.
In my case, I have writers put down on their work that critique was welcome and yet, when I told them that I didn't like the story. I got no response. Instead, they chose to block me for what I said.
However, what advice would some of you writers give me if I needed to be critical without getting bitten or clawed? That is even if I don't like the story?