Writing Tip: Dare To Put Yourself Out There

 

Writing Tip: Dare To Put Yourself Out There

There is something I must admit to. As a teenager, I posted a poem I was very pleased with on a popular website that’s viewed by a massive number of writers and readers each day (I don’t remember the name of it, only that I avoided it for a long time until I forgot about it). Distraught by the inconsiderate and tactless criticism of someone I would never meet, I quickly deleted it. I crawled back into the private den where I hid the rest of my writing for the following few years until I became bold enough to try again.

Whatever you do, don’t be me. Oh, the criticism taught me a thing or two about my own writing and where I was going wrong, but I took it badly and responded to it poorly. Cruel criticism is unnecessary, but as writers posting in a world where so many can remain anonymous, we must not be afraid of it. The best readers will offer constructive criticism when it is needed, designed to help us rather than humiliate us.

In order to improve, we must be ready to face the negative feedback along with the positive. Perhaps our paragraphs need to be broken up. Perhaps the layout of our poem distracts the reader from the message we intend to convey. Perhaps our vocabulary is unsuited to the genre of our piece. Perhaps we could have emphasized our statements with the choice of alternative punctuation. Whatever it is, we can only learn if we are told.

Written By: Laura Marie Clark

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About the Author

Laura is a 23 year old English woman with a history degree residing in the UK. She has been writing for many years and enjoys writing horror/fantasy stories, as well as poetry. You can view  more of her work at: https://inspiredstoriesandpoems.wordpress.com/

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