May 18, 2011

Stages in a Writer’s Life, Part Two: “Is My Writing Any Good?”

Posted in Stages tagged at 4:12 am by Rebecca Hein

At some point we all find the courage to show our work to somebody else. Musicians have the edge here because our culture and tradition fling us into student recitals, ready or not.

But a writer can dither for years, worrying that criticism will be too heavy to bear. Finally we submit a piece for publication or critique, and from there we can only hope that we’ll hear the truth so we can progress.

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