11 Examples of Useless Criticism You’ve Probably Heard Too Many Times


Check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions blog with some examples of useless criticism for your writing.

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1. “I didn’t like it.”

2. “It’s too much like this other thing I read once.”

3. “I wish it would have ended how I hoped it would.”

4. “I have nothing good to say about it.”

5. “I would have written it differently.”

6. “It’s not original enough for me.”

7. “I hated this character.”

8. “The writing style didn’t work.”

9. “It was boring in some parts.”

10. “It didn’t answer all my questions.”

11. “It wasn’t good.”

Most of these statements are opinions. Though every reader is entitled to theirs, good criticism is objective. Or it should be, anyway.


Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a staff writer with The Cheat Sheet, a freelance editor and writer, and a 10-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.


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