Feedback hurts, but it’s good for us!

feedback Jul 27, 2023

There are a lot of people out there who are going to tell you what they think of your book. 

Critique groups. Beta readers. Agents. Editors. Reviewers.

And, of course, readers.

Sometimes we seek out this feedback. We hire a pro editor for a critique of our finished draft, for example.

Or perhaps we share our pages with a trusted circle of fellow writers, asking for their notes on how to improve. 

What to do with these notes is a sticky question.

What if we don’t agree with them? Should we trust ourselves, or our note-givers?

Getting feedback is also emotionally difficult. Nobody likes to be told their work needs work!

This subject is top-of-mind for me today because I’m in the middle of revising my next book.

I have a detailed editorial letter in hand. I have a deadline, of course. So how do I approach this revision? 

In this livestream we look at the best way to handle feedback. How do you sort through and interpret what you’ve been told, and create a revision plan that makes you feel excited to dive back in?

➡️  We also talk about what to do with the emotional discomfort of feedback. If you can’t get past that, your revision process is going to be hamstrung from the start.

Good writing is my jam! Put me on the mailing list, please.


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