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Whether someone likes a painting, a poem, or even a sculpture is based on personal opinion — and the most important thing I’ve learned is that you’re never going to make everyone happy.
So when you send your finished work out into the world to be critiqued by the public, you need to develop a THICK SKIN.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s important to have people read and edit your writing if you want to get better, but as long as the criticism is constructive (and not mean), then take advantage of the feedback to learn how you can improve.
Still, I know it’s hard seeing all of those “red edits” all over your writing. When I’m asked to give feedback on some writing, I use a green pen — green for growth. It looks a lot less harsh!
— Chase Superman Duffy