To Share Your Writing—or Not?

I recently attended two productive and gratifying writing events: one a week-long workshop, the other a three-day retreat. These events were, at once, similar yet very different from one another. On my long drive home from North Carolina, I contemplated … Continue reading

Tuesday Tip: Dealing with External and Internal Critics (Part 2 of 2)

You will have your critics. What will you do about them? Last week, we discussed our external critics—friends, family, fellow writers, perhaps agents and publishers—and identified five ways to deal with them. This week, the subject is our harshest critic—ourselves. … Continue reading

Tuesday Tip: Dealing with External and Internal Critics (Part 1 of 2)

You will have your critics. What will you do about them? Our critics are both external and internal. External critics may be friends, family, fellow writers, agents and publishers if we are lucky enough to have them. These external critics … Continue reading