A good perspective on taking criticism, something that can be hard enough in daily life without writing in the picture. “Never delete anything you write” – got it!
Oh, this is one of the ‘fun’ bits of writing that should come with a warning. How do you deal with criticism?
Firstly to use an apt cliché, writing is a school of hard knocks. It’s true. You’ve written something, you’re sure you’ve perfected it, and then some person comes and insensitively points out all the things you’ve done wrong. It’s not nice, and there is no softening it. The first time you receive criticism like this, you might cry. You’re very likely to discount it, to push it out of your mind.
So how do you cope with it? We all know that criticism is ultimately good for us as it helps us improve in the long-term, but that doesn’t make you feel any better at the time.
I think the first thing to set straight is your mental attitude. Realise that the reason criticism affects you so is…
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