You finished writing your Magnus opus and someone has the audacity to point out it’s faults, what do you do?
Off season, episode 2
If you have been writing stories for a good length of time you’ll attract haters and lovers.
Hopefully more lovers than hatters.
There is a third category, objective critic. This person will dissect your story, study all the nuts and bolts and see if your story holds together.
We need the objective critic, not the cheerleader. The objective critic sharpens our skills, the cheerleader strokes our ego.
To be honest I would rather be sourounded by beautiful cheerleaders telling me how awesome I am, but in my innermost soul I need the objective critic.
In today’s parlance ‘criticism’ is viewed as a negative word so we desperately try to avoid it. The very thing that could improve our writing we run away from.
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