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10 Tips for Receiving Critique with Resilience

Having fellow writers and professionals read and critique your work is a necessary step on the way to publication, but hearing all that is wrong with the words you poured your heart and soul into can feel stressful and disheartening. It doesn’t have to be this way. When you embrace the critique with resilience (the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties), a possibly stressful situation can turn into a learning opportunity and launch you onto the path to becoming a better writer.

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Skip the Writers’ Learning Curve!

I wish I had a time machine because I’d go back ten years and give myself such great writing advice. I always knew I would write a book one day. I spent years writing the beginnings of books but never finished them. I finally sat down and drafted my first complete manuscript while on maternity …

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Is Your Manuscript Ready for Readers?

How do you know when your story is ready to nudge out of its nest and fly into the world? This question can take a lot of forms: Is my book good enough? Will readers care about my characters? Did I catch all the mistakes? Trust me, I know how scary these thoughts can be. …

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