Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friendly Criticism

Many of you aspiring writers remember what it felt like the first time you asked a friend to read your work. You told them you wanted their honest criticism, their straightforward feedback, but in reality, you were hoping for praise. Nothing but praise. Oodles of it. One of our favorite authors, Shannon Hale, recently blogged about what the writer is really looking for from friends - and family - when that precious manuscript is handed over. Friends of authors, take note. Authors, pass this along. It is wisdom. In blog form.

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