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A Tip on How to Handle Edits and Critiques

A little bit of potted “wisdom” based on my own experience of receiving edits and critiques

When confronted with edits, you invariably won’t like what the editor has suggested. 217 more words


On Author Voice vs Editors

What is your author voice? How do you develop it and bring it to the fore?

It’s a tricky question and one many authors struggle with. 732 more words


Responding To Criticism

SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 11:5-15, NLT

5 But I don’t consider myself inferior in any way to these “super apostles” who teach such things.

6 I may be… 1,664 more words

Can’t Take Criticism? Good For You!

What’s the point of saying to someone “Your problem is you can’t take criticism”?

  • If this is true, how do you expect them to take the comment on board?
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Finding value in a critique...

Every writer who puts their work out there will have to face critiques of all flavors: the good, the bad, and the outright mean. For the new writer, one just starting down the journey, sending that baby out for review can actually be a terrifying experience. 1,169 more words


LemurKat reblogged this on Christchurch Writers' Guild and commented:

As a writer, if you ever want to publish - be it indie or traditional - you are going to need feedback on whether your novel works or doesn't work. Critiques can be hard to take, and here's some tips from our President, Judy Mohr, on how to find the value in even the harshest analysis.

The joy of finding a writing mentor

Some years ago, I reached a low point with my writing. I’d been practising a long time and I still felt I was no good. I was working on a novel that was truer and more self-revealing than anything I’d attempted before. 729 more words