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This is literally what my writing class is like. Like I got in trouble for actually criticing someone's work, and I got kicked out for writing class and it's just...... When someone critics you it's because they're trying to help you, and to get mad is just stupid. If it's just that ONE person don't worry about it. He might be the only one willing to tell you how he actually feels about your writing, and feel lucky Do you know how much I want people to tell me how they actually feel and all I get is "oh, it's good." And that's it. What's good? What characters do you like? What's your favorite part? Is it a logical and ethical story line etc etc The truth is being so smothered right now we're all gaining this soft sensitive skin that says." Fragile: treat with caution."
I'm saving this video for every single time someone starts giving me crap about homeschooling. I can tell you this, though, @KiraHitomi. Your classmates are in for a rude awakening. I am constantly having to question and criticize other writers. (I get Paid to do this?! Lol) Most understand that I am simply trying to make their work better, more compelling, and successful. However, some are ridiculously difficult. Trust me when I say that it does Not help their chances of receiving a contract. At all. If I can't work with, question, and even, yes, criticize (constructively, of course) a writer, then I can't help them. If I can't help them, then why would I even think about giving them money and a contract?! These entitled, spoiled children are going to have to wake the heck up someday. Smh.
I totally understand this. It's so hard to balance what people think of our writing, and what's actually happening with it. I honestly don't write for anyone but myself anymore, and that way it's authentic and real, and people see themselves in it, because it's not result oriented. I used to get into a lot of trouble editorially because I would be writing for a result, but that's not the point. Feedback is all subjective, and if we want to take ourselves seriously we have to take it in, examine it logically and try to use it to the best of our ability. If it goes against our being? Drop it. Move on.
Wow! Thank you for sharing this! I recently wrote something about "safe spaces" in college, and how they can sometimes be damaging to our education. We become too worried about creating an environment to accommodate anyone that we miss the point of education! I hope your writing class gets better. If you have an issue with the professor, can you take that up with her? explain that you don't feel your opinions are valid? Friends check this video out: @orenshani7 @JonathanSteeves @buddyesd @InPlainSight
I loved the movie. If you're writing class is like that, maybe you should skip lessons
I understand this full well, whenever I have someone read something of mine they just say it's good, like that's no help at all like you said
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