Begin with a complement of the overall feeling/meaning/impact of the piece shared.

Take four steps:
  1. Author identifies 2-3 concerns
  2. Author reads, responders take notes
  3. Responders talk, author listens (takes notes)
  4. Author responds,makes decisions for next steps of his/her writing

Remember 'bless, address, press' pattern.
Talk about the author's piece in 3rd person---it focuses on the writing instead of the writer.