July 4, 2012

Evaluating Your Own Work, Part One

Posted in self-consciousness, self-evaluation tagged , at 2:24 pm by Rebecca Hein

To evaluate our own writing is one of the most difficult tasks we face. Not only must we figure out if the quality of our writing is good enough, we also have to discern whether or not the content is right.

Did your plot take the right direction? If you’re writing nonfiction, were the ideas stated clearly?

As one of my cello teachers observed, “Listening to your own playing is like looking into a mirror: you can’t judge your work the way you could somebody else’s.”

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