The Weekend Redirect – Five Ways to Cope With A Bad Review by Cristian Mihai on IREVUO

Holy cats and kittens! Sometimes I need to take a breath and step back, take good criticism as it comes, and relinquish the bad. The problem is: we writers WANT to be read and enjoyed. The writers who don’t… well, you can tell.

So what happens when you receive a bad review or some stinging criticism. I could not put it any better than Cristian Mihai at IREVUO.

Especially the bit about relaxing and having a beer.

SOURCE: FIVE WAYS TO COPE WITH A BAD REVIEW on IREVUO by CRISTIAN MIHAI

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Writers write so readers can read. But what happens when readers decide to do some writing of their own?

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Talking To Writers

It was said that writing is the most solitary of artistic endeavors. I cannot remember who said that.

Was it that guy at the bus station? No, he had some interesting (and gross) proposals for me but no real insight. Probably someone at a coffee house. Notions like that flow heavily in a coffee house. Starbucks, yes, but even more so in local coffee houses, where people will pin you down into a black hole conversation of “no corporate coffee!” that is so dense that not even insight can escape.

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The Rabbit’s Last Stand: Postmortem

…In which I explain the joke and therefore rob it of all power.

“The Rabbit’s Last Stand” is a small project that hopped out of my control, and good thing too. It started off as a lark, turned into a writing prompt, and ended as a story with an actual end.

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