Many might want to forget 2017 ever happened; at Quartz, Angus Harvey compiled a list of 99 things that might help salvage the image of the year that just ended. via The 99 Best Things that Happened in 2017 — Discover Edit : In a World of Constant Negative News, here are some good reminders of … Continue reading Positive in the Midst of Negative
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I’m not sure I agree with the bluntness but yeah, positive criticism can go a long way
Let me explain.
When I first decided to pursue writing seriously (as in put my all into something that might not give me any return) all I wanted was someone to tell me that I was making the right decision. I didn’t know if I was good enough at writing to make it my career choice.
My entire way of thinking was wrong, but I’ll get back to that.
What I actually needed was someone to tell me my writing sucked. Because it did, and hey sometimes if I’m in a hurry it still does. (I’ve had to delete a few blog posts due to my hastiness.)
Pretending someone is better at something than they are is detrimental to their growth, especially while learning a craft. My biggest pet peeve in workshops are when people are so nice that the person whose work is getting critique thinks that their work…
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Staying Humble is Hard Work Humility wins over pride any time of the day. This is not to say that you can't be proud of the work that you do and the awards that you've gained along the winding road of daily-grinds. You've absolutely earned it but there is a fine line between being proud … Continue reading The Journey of the Humble
Note : I've always had trouble turning ideas, characters and situations into a story. This is the downside of freelance writing when your brain is inundated with writing that is designed to market, sell and advertise. Creative writing, as I have discovered, is a whole different ball game. You might be interested in this article. … Continue reading How I Was Saved by My Creative Brain