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Do You Know How to do a Writing Critique?

Hearing your own work critiqued can lead to a knee-jerk reaction filled with defensive indignation. Others obviously didn't understand. You start to explain and try to bring them to a point of agreement, but it doesn't happen. You view the person doing the critique as an idiot--unworthy of being in the same room with your genius and a total waste of your time.

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A Powerful Lesson That Needs to be Taken to Heart

We live in this world together and we need to take care of each other. When you're young and in a hurry I get it... I really do. Sometimes, I still have to slow myself down and take a deep breath as a little old lady counts out her change or an elderly gentleman leaves his blinker on his car. It's not the end of the world.