BIYC: “Your Book Sucks!” (How to Take Criticism)

Your book sucks. How did you feel when you read that? Angry, maybe? Defensive? Like you wanted to tell me all the reasons your book is, in fact, the best thing ever? Those are all normal reactions, especially because "your book sucks" is useless and unhelpful criticism. Get used to hearing it anyway. No matter … Continue reading BIYC: “Your Book Sucks!” (How to Take Criticism)

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10 Signs You’re Ignoring Constructive Criticism of Your Writing

So somebody read your writing, and they had some things to say about it. Bad things. Things they thought you should *gasp* change. Oh, the horror! You probably think you're good at accepting constructive criticism. You're open-minded and willing to listen to others. But you might not be open-minded enough. Here are ten signs that … Continue reading 10 Signs You’re Ignoring Constructive Criticism of Your Writing