Thought of the Week
When we ask for editorial feedback, we need to keep our ears open. However, we have to live with the story we create – live in the house we bought. We have to live with the changes we make, the redecorating, owning them as our own. Get advice for your writing. Listen to suggestions. But be comfortable enough in yourself to make the final choice which critique advice to keep and which to ignore, because your critiquer doesn’t live in that house…you do.
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