Ms Otter has some excellent advice for all of us who share our written words with some sort of public. Take a look below at the intro to her web post and then click on the addy to her blog to read what else she has to offer. Makes sense to me.
Seven Stages of Receiving Critiques
February 28, 2010 by charlotteotter
Having kept this novel to myself for the past two years, it has been a swift growing-up process for me learning to put it out there in front of others. At times it’s felt like placing a baby in front of sharp-shooters and saying, ‘Duck, my darling.’ Baby grows a thick skin fast.
Even if the only correct response to a critique is thank you, and even if the critiquer is absolutely right, facing criticism is very much like the seven stages of grief: