This episode covers the thorny issue of how we deal with criticism. It might get a little controversial, but I’m hoping most people will find it helpful.
This week, we’ll discuss:
- Why it’s important not to go back and change things you’ve already published
- How to use criticism to improve your writing without letting it destroy your self-esteem or your unique creative voice
- Why critiquer feedback is not the same thing as reader feedback
- Plus, a shocking, never-before-revealed secret about my novel, The Beast of Talesend!
Below are links to the articles I mention in the podcast. As I said in the show, I’m not insisting that you should agree completely with Dean Wesley Smith’s view of beta-readers and critique workshops as described in these posts, but I think it’s valuable to consider his viewpoint as part of the free market of ideas on indie publishing.
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