Tag: Criticism

Media Burst

There has begun a media upheaval. It is not entirely unusual for this time of year. I’ve seen post after post about people claiming they’re leaving social media. Internally I roll my eyes and give them a time frame of how long they will…

Feedback

It’s always a bit scary to get feedback on your work. You tell yourself you are prepared for some criticism and then it comes. You can’t handle it. I hear of this happening to a lot of writers. That one bad review is the…

Passive Voice

My bloody nightmare. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has an irrational fear of passive voice. I use passive voice without thinking, I’m getting better. But as my editor likes to point out I go a little over board. Anybody else come…

Habitual

I don’t like to think of myself as a habitual monster. I like spontaneity. Having no plans, living in the moment. Breathing in life as it comes. But if you are as forgetful as I am, being spontaneous is a hopeless illusion of another…

Accepting Criticism

The fear someone can experience from hearing someone critique their work is out of this world. But if you want to make it in the world of Indie authors, grow the hide of an alligator and prevent yourself from shedding it like a snake….