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Criticism: Friend or Foe?

Criticism can be either helpful or destructive, depending on the state of mind of the critiquer and the writer receiving it. Writing takes enormous amounts of both self-confidence and humility. You have to think your words are worthwhile, or you’ll

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What Was I Thinking? Maybe I Should Quit Writing

Let’s face it–we all have them. Days where nothing goes right. Nobody enjoys them, but if you’re a writer, you’re particularly vulnerable to them. Writers need critiques to write their best. Sometimes, everyone needs some outside eyes on their work.

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Beta Readers

A beta reader is someone who gives you feedback on your writing. Hopefully, more than you see in my illustration, but you take what you can get. Typically, a beta reader will receive your work when it’s been edited and

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