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Criticizing Constructively: 7 Helpful Tips

As a fanfiction writer, one of the best parts of my day is reading reviews. The feedback I receive bolsters my confidence and has helped me grow as a writer. Reviews have put me in contact with a lot of other writers and readers, too, and through them, I’ve become a part of a wonderful and inspirational community of people I never would have met otherwise.

Unfortunately, not all feedback is sunshine and rainbows. For every review that offers thought-provoking insight and wonderful recommendations, there’s another that is disheartening and perhaps even rude. Continue reading Criticizing Constructively: 7 Helpful Tips

2018 Writing Resolutions: February

Back in January, my friends on social media couldn’t stop posting about healthy eating and trips to the gym. Fast forward a few weeks and those posts have dwindled, replaced by more typical things (cat macros, baby pictures, Trump bashing, etc.).

This isn’t surprising. By the end of February, most people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions. I discussed the reasons for this in a previous post – unrealistic goals, lack of support/accountability, loss of focus, and giving up. That’s why I decided to make goals/resolutions a theme throughout the year, checking in at the end of each month to see how everyone’s doing. Resolutions need to be a work in progress if they’re ever going to succeed, and we all need a little encouragement from time to time. Continue reading 2018 Writing Resolutions: February

2018 Writing Resolutions: January

Back in December, I posted about writing goals for the coming year. I addressed several reasons we tend to fall short on our New Year’s Resolutions, including loss of motivation, setting expectations too high, and lack of support and/or accountability. I followed up with a number of solutions, including the one below: Continue reading 2018 Writing Resolutions: January