Monday, 23 November 2015

NaNoWriMo: T is for Thick Skin

Hey! Are you doing National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Follow me this month as I work through the alphabet of great writing tips, from creating ACTION to getting into the ZONE. 

Need a writing buddy? Email me at or comment in my daily posts. We can inspire each other to put down those daily word counts.  My goal this year: 5,000 words.

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Art is subjective.

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!

Gotta jet! 

— Chase Superman Duffy

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