How Do You Know If You’re Writing Your Best Work When There’s No One Around to Critique It?

Check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions blog on the topic of knowing if you’re writing your best work when there’s no one around to critique it.

Meg Dowell Writes


It’s the one thing every writer wants, but many never get.

Why? Because it’s time-consuming. And chances are, you’re never going to get the exact critique you want even if someone does take the time to give you one.

What writers think they want is to be told one of two things: either that their work is amazing and they should try to get it published, or that their work is garbage and they shouldn’t even bother.

What they actually want is for someone to validate their personal feelings. They don’t want to be told they’re good if they don’t think they are, and they don’t want to be told they’re terrible if they believe they have a real shot at “making it.”

So what do you do when you’re looking for someone to tell you that all your hard work is going to pay off, when you can’t…

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