Reading Like a Writer – Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Intro)

I’ve been meaning to dissect a book for sometime on this blog. I feel that, as a writer, you can’t really get good at writing until you’ve broken down another work of fiction — to, in essence, start reading like a writer. So let’s start out with Cinder by Marissa Meyer, the first book in […]

On Receiving Contradictory Feedback

The thing with contradictory feedback in writing is this: how do you take it all in? If one of your readers tells you “Hey, Character A is awesome,” while another says “I don’t understand Character A at all,” it is tempting to just shrug off the negative feedback, and look to the positive. It’s also tempting to bend to negative criticism immediately, and just fix whatever you think is broken.