"Why don't you write books people can read?"
~ Nora Joyce, to her husband James
Those closest to you -- your partner, parents, best friend -- are not always the best people from whom to seek feedback for your writing.
Remember, your work is as much your creation as is your child. You have no more right to knowingly expose it to influences that could harm it or set it back than you do your child.
Seek out only those people and situations that will support you and your writing. Always use your discernment.
Where do you turn for healthy feedback? How do you ensure that the comments you're getting support you and your writing?
~ adapted from "How to Get Healthy Feedback," from The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write
Photo: James & Nora Joyce, 1915 -- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University