I have to share this article from Authors Publish: 8 Reasons Why Writing Is The Best Thing Ever. Mainly because I agree with it, but as usual, I have my own commentary on it.
By the way, if you’re a writer and you haven’t signed up for Authors Publish, you need to go do that now. I’ll wait.
Mainly, I want to point out Chantelle Atkins’s first point about how you’re always getting better. In some ways, I think it’s the truth. When you write, you practice, and when you practice, you tend towards growth.
Only if you get good feedback.
Sure, it’s nice to have the pat on the back and the reassurance that your writing is good. We all love that. But constructive feedback on your writing isn’t hurtful if you use it as a tool for growth.
Useless feedback includes saying your writing sucks or someone didn’t like it. You can toss that right in the garbage. It’s not going to help you grow because both points are based entirely on opinion.
However, if someone tells you that you use too many adverbs, then that’s sound advice. You can go back and see that your writing uses adverbs too often and fix it. The next time you work on a piece, you may be less likely to use adverbs to much. That means you grew, and your writing improved.
So keep growing as a writer, and don’t give up. If you’re looking for honest feedback on your latest work, you can always hit me up for professional services. I’m happy to help.
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