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Re: Critiques and Nathan's Sandwich Rule

Posted: October 28th, 2010, 1:19 pm
by Jayelle
The reason I stopped writing in the 90's was the unkind and negative critique my work received in a terribly ego-driven writing workshop. It was really traumatic, and hard to profit from since many of the comments were inconsistent and seemingly intentionally hurtful. Your comments about positivity convince me that it's time to un-quit writing! Also, hopefully my skin is a bit thicker these days. Thanks!

Re: Critiques and Nathan's Sandwich Rule

Posted: October 28th, 2010, 4:24 pm
by TigerGray
Jayelle wrote:The reason I stopped writing in the 90's was the unkind and negative critique my work received in a terribly ego-driven writing workshop. It was really traumatic, and hard to profit from since many of the comments were inconsistent and seemingly intentionally hurtful. Your comments about positivity convince me that it's time to un-quit writing! Also, hopefully my skin is a bit thicker these days. Thanks!

Seriously, no one should ever treat you like that. I had something of a similar experience, though some of the folk in the group were nice enough. The comments of the majority, however, had some truth to them but the general cattiness made that hard to hear. There's a difference between giving you the straight deal and being a high and mighty condescending asshat. Good luck! Never quit writing.

Re: Critiques and Nathan's Sandwich Rule

Posted: October 28th, 2010, 5:18 pm
by bcomet
Jayelle wrote:The reason I stopped writing in the 90's was the unkind and negative critique my work received in a terribly ego-driven writing workshop. It was really traumatic, and hard to profit from since many of the comments were inconsistent and seemingly intentionally hurtful. Your comments about positivity convince me that it's time to un-quit writing! Also, hopefully my skin is a bit thicker these days. Thanks!
You've come to the right place here. Nathan's a great watchdog. And the company is mostly thoughtful and helpful. There are plenty of writers here who are sensitive and need and thrive on the TLC sandwich rule accompanied by a tasty original sandwich now and then.

BTW, forum people: Nathan's sandwich recipe book??? Could be incredible!

Cheekychook started it and mmmm mmmm mmmm. It's become irresistible!