The thing is, there is endless advice on what to do with haters from a professional standpoint (I will soon voice my own thoughts on the subject), but there’s a person behind every writer’s mask. And that person needs help and guidance, too!
If you’re struggling to find motivation and energy to keep on going with that negative experience fresh in your mind, here are some tips to help you get back up on your writing horse again, as strong as ever.
Over the years, I often find myself working happily away on some fun and interesting holiday-themed writing topics that make it an enjoyable time of year even if I do find myself working through it.
In my last two posts, I talked quite a bit about the pros and cons of critique groups, and also about their limitations. I’ve had bad experiences in the past that make me pretty apprehensive and bitter about them. However, they also have a unique kind of power that can really help you get ahead in professional writing. It’s all about pairing up with the right people for the right project. Here are some tips to help you do just that!
A critiquing group has the kind of power that can either buoy up or weigh down a budding writer just trying to learn and improve. If there s one thing you can take from my words, it would be this: use that power wisely!
As you can probably tell, I’m not a huge fan of critiquing groups. This is only my own personal experience with them, though. When used properly, they’re an irreplaceable part of a writer’s journey to better writing. But when they’re used incorrectly, they can destroy writers from the inside, out.
There seems to be a lot of misinformation out there about when and how business content writers work. While I’ve seen some of the easier questions answered, I decided that I wanted to join the conversation about some of the tougher questions.
So, the time has come. You get a notification for your posted fanfic/short story/novel and you go to check out the review only to find out that it’s — gasp —negative?! That weird whirlwind of anger, shame, and indignation you’re feeling right now is one that we’ve all felt at one point or another. Whether it was from a particularly harsh critiquing group or an online anonymous 123username reader, it cuts deep. So, what do you do?
Lets take a look at whether you should look at platform freelancing at all, or go with private freelancing from the get-go. Spoiler alert: both have an important role to play in your freelancing career!
When I started out, there wasn’t much out there for trustworthy online platforms to advertise my services, but now there seems to be one on every virtual corner! If you’re looking at getting involved with freelancing platforms, you’ll want to take the time to figure out what the best one is.