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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Five Tips to Responding to Criticism

Authors have a unique job. They put their words and thoughts out there for others to digest, contemplate and enjoy. Authors take a chance every time they produce a book, a post, an article or a poem. The trade off in sharing their words and thoughts is that every reader will have a reaction to their words and sometimes that reaction is not a nice or as complementary as the writer would like.

It doesn't always seem fair, and the criticism does not always seem accurate to an author, but that doesn't change the reality that authors still have to deal with criticism. If a person pursues the craft of writing, then this is a reality. Even the most celebrated authors have their one star reviews and their most boisterous critics.

Tony Eldridge

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