What if you can choose your battle? You can choose which person you’ll fight while they critique you. One’s a writer like you. Your weaknesses are in the spotlight. An average reader stands behind the other door. This reader sees your weaknesses sometimes but never points them out if you’re good enough. Which do you choose?
It’s the reader, wasn’t it?
Readers have always been kinder toward writers than other writers. Knowledge may play a factor. Writers know tricks and flops about the writing field than anyone else. That knowledge can pin writers against each other. Every writer knows which buttons to push.
But does it always have to be this way?
Writers can push against each other, but we can also pull each other up. Especially with technology nowadays, writers connect to each other like never before. We can use this connection to build everyone up.
Why don’t we help each other more?
I don’t know. Some do help each other, which is always appreciated, but I’m not sure why we don’t more often. Perhaps one of us had a bad day. Maybe some know nothing else but hard critiques. I wish I knew.