Being criticized sucks. If you’re a writer and you’re putting your work out into the world for other people to see, you’re going to receive criticism. But criticism is an immense part of writing well. Developing a critical eye makes you a better writer. And, sometimes, listening to other people’s criticism can help you find flaws in your own writing so you can fix them. It’s really, really hard to recognize our own flaws.
In this episode of Rite Gud we look at criticism: giving criticism to your fellow writers, receiving it, when to follow it and when to reject it — and most importantly, how to handle bad reviews.
Taking criticism can be a painful process but it’s really valuable.
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- Anne Rice signs petition to protest bullying of authors on Amazon
- The complete Anne Rice Blood Canticle rant. (Amazon has since taken it down.)
- British Writer Tracks Down Teen Who Gave His Book a Bad Review, Smashes Her With Wine Bottle
- The Star Wars rough draft in which Han Solo has gills.
- A History of Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon
About Rite Gud: R.S. Benedict is an author, appearing in Fantasy and Science Fiction and Gardner Dozois’ The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Matt Keeley, founder of Kittysneezes, is producing Rite Gud for KS Media, LLC. Rite Gud is a Kittysneezes production. If you have questions, comments and concerns, email ritegudwithrsb – at – gmail – dot – com. Rite Gud is also on Patreon, at patreon.com/ritegud. Patrons receive access to the official Kittysneezes Discord, exclusive episodes, critiques and more.
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