How to get better at accepting writing feedback


Good morning Reader,

It is an uncomfortable truth that nobody really likes to acknowledge: to get better at writing, you should probably get better at taking feedback about your writing.

(Sorry to Jane Austen for butchering her famous line.)

I used to be terrible at dealing with comments from editors on my writing. I hated them! I feared them! I distrusted them!

But you know what? To become a professional writer of any kind, you have to learn how to work with other people on that most precious and sacred thing you have: your own words. And specifically, you have to learn how to take feedback.

Here's the full story:

Where do you fall on the spectrum? Are you good at constructive criticism, or are your written words your darlings too?

Happy writing,

Zulie

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