Hello again! It’s been a while. The summer has been pretty hectic because I have one last semester left and knowing such, if I wasn’t at work, then I was working on my social life. I won’t have one starting this week because I work Tues, Thurs, Fri, (and weekends if there’s hours) and I will be attending classes Mon and Weds. So I apologize for the lack of blogging (not like I am very exciting on here anyway).
This weekend I attended the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. The main reason? It was on the upcoming events for Lisa See‘s book signing tour. Since she is one of my favorite authors I was not going to miss a chance to finally meet her and have her sign another book (I ordered a pre-signed copy of “China Dolls” a few months back).
Everyone who writes a story whether it be a fanfiction, a book, a short story, a narrative, etc, always wants feedback. They might want someone to edit it while giving that feedback as well, but I have often encountered many people cannot take constructive criticism. A good portion of people I have reviewed via the internet (and for class) have only wanted good or positive feedback. I can not, in good faith, give an “OH EM GEE. Your story was PERFECT. I LOVED IT SO SO MUCH I WANT TO CRY” type feedback. So how, as a writer and reader, can you give and take constructive criticism?