Janice Hardy writes fantasy and science fiction for teens. She also blogs about ‘taking your story from idea to novel’ over at The Other Side of the Story. Today she is guest posting about what happens when critique goes wrong, and what writers can do about it.
I’m very pro critique group, so folks often ask me to write about them. This time, I was asked to write about any negative experiences I’ve had. While I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid truly horrible critique experiences, I have had some situations that were less than ideal. Even in a great crit group, problems can arise, and how you handle then can mean the difference between fixing an issue and moving on, or a group falling apart.
My worst experience was actually my fault. (more…)
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