Check out this great post from Nicholas Rossis’ blog on what he learned from compliments and criticism of his first book.
This is a guest post by Margaret Wellwood, a children’s book writer, editor, and grandmother. Margaret shares here some precious lessons she learned listening to feedback from her readers.
Compliments and Criticism: Lessons Learned and Applied from My First Book
When I was in grade six, our teacher read us a true story about the stalwart son of an Indian chief, a boy who took praise and blame with equal indifference. I don’t know any writers who are quite so unflappable! So, I will offer you some of the kind comments on my first book, Scissortown, as well as kindly worded, constructive criticism. My goal is to share how I’ve applied the lessons learned to my subsequent books in the hopes that they will also help you in your author journey.
First, the storyline
- The story was very engaging. The Slicers and Dicers reminded me…
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