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Critique Writing with Kindness

I feel like I can’t write anymore. This thought has been stuck in my head ever sinceĀ I took a memoir workshop with a well-respected former editor of a national magazine. She had nothing good to say about my submission. She went through everyone else’s submissions line-by-line. She left mine for last. She gave a sweeping critique basically saying what I’d written wasn’t good and I should scrap it altogether. No positive feedback. I literally felt like a failure. My hope was to start writing my memoir book using some of the tools she would give us, but she only praised […]

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