There are writers who take feedback well, but there are plenty who don’t. Try not to make these mistakes.
What do you do when a friend helping critique you work says you got it all wrong?
The fix might be easier than you think.
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If you’re a writer, at some point between you putting the words down and it going out to its intended audience, you’re probably going to solicit some feedback (and if you don’t, you probably should).
Be it from one or all of these:
- an alpha reader
- a flock of beta readers
- a writing group
- a critique partner
- a paid editor
- an agent
- an acquiring Editor for a publishing house
- or your mom
you’re likely going to receive some feedback other than, “I loved it! Don’t change a thing!” (Unless your mother is very different from mine)
But, when that feedback is more nebulous or overarching than typos and wording, it can be tricky to know where to start.