I asked for poetry advice once and…

I asked for poetry advice once. Gave out a few poems. Out of the two that answered, only one responded. What I got was: "Read more poetry books." I've read poetry, but I asked for a critique. So, I only assumed that my work was terrible. A disaster. I'm not sure what else to think … Continue reading I asked for poetry advice once and…

Terrible critiques vs amazing critiques

Every writer needs critiques. As I’ve posted here before, critiques from beta readers help writers improve their work. But that doesn’t mean that every critique a writer gets is helpful. Critiques point out what may not be working well in a story. But they’re all suggestions. No one has to follow word-for-word with what every … Continue reading Terrible critiques vs amazing critiques

For when a bad critique comes

There are some critiques we get as writers that make us feel worthless. They come at random times and sometimes when we least expect it. In those moments, we’re vulnerable. So, here’s some quotes to remind us why we are here and why we’re still fighting for our voice to be heard. “You have been … Continue reading For when a bad critique comes