Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on ‘Every Type of Feedback and Criticism Writers Will Face (and how to deal with them).
Most writers cringe at the idea of criticism. Yet they desperately crave feedback.
Some feel they need to hear they are doing something right. Others want to know everything they are doing wrong, so they can go off and figure out how to do better.
It’s a tough part of the process to navigate. But if you know the different types of feedback you are likely to receive once you start putting yourself out there, you’ll be much more equipped to deal with it. So here’s your not-so-quick guide to handling feedback and criticism in publishing.
Helpful, gentle, constructive feedback
This is the kind of criticism everyone hopes for but doesn’t get from everyone (or anyone). It generally involves a healthy balance of helpful feedback that is presented in a kind and teachable manner, both in its positive and negative aspects.
In one of my writing internships in college, we…
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