Receiving criticism is always difficult, in any area of our lives. As writers, we’re often so close to the subject matter that criticism can strike us at our core, even if the feedback is insightful and well-intentioned.
What about when that feedback comes from an agent, the gatekeeper to sending your material to publishers? In our last coaching meeting, we discussed this conundrum and several of you wanted to know: How do you stay true to the essence of your project, but also remain open to market feedback and a possible new business relationship?
Today, we’ll be sharing advice for receiving and responding to feedback on your work, with actionable tips you can immediately implement when asking agents, writing partners, or even mom and dad to share their thoughts on your writing:
Are there other strategies for receiving and using feedback constructively that we’ve missed? We’d love to hear from you.