Wednesday, January 25, 2012

One Catholic Writer's Way of Dealing with Criticism

All writers have to deal with painful criticism from time to time, and no matter what, it hurts. I once had a person write me, not once, but twice, on very nice stationary to tell me just how bad a writer I am. Ouch!

Nancy Carabio Belanger recently dealt with a very critical review on Amazon, and wrote about how she coped: Life Goes On

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for a great post. I've come to the conclusion that of all the people in the world about 20 percent of them are just plain mean for the sheer pleasure of making things miserable for others. Jesus was all good, but that didn't stop cruel people from crucifying Him. My book is not published yet, but I am and editor of a magazine and no matter what you do, occasionally you get a crank. If they offer constructive criticism, I listen to them. If they resort to name-calling, irrational rants, etc., I think it is best to ignore them.

    The only One we are required to please is God, and if you are doing your best, rest in that.