Friday, October 14, 2011

One Cobble at a Time � When Critiques Wound

One Cobble at a Time � When Critiques Wound: "This is the hard truth about critiques which rarely gets mentioned: If the critique hits one of your writing insecurities, or if you’re uncertain about the relationship with the person critiquing you, then the process can be emotionally injurious. And the writer is not the only one at risk, the critiquer is taking a risk as well. People can get hurt. I got hurt."

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't matter how kind or tactful a critter is - crits can still hurt until we learn not to identify too closely with our work. Only then can we take criticism as a helpful tool to be used just as we use the computer or a thesaurus.