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Username: Carey

Post Number: 1607
Registered: 05-2004

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Posted on Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 12:15 am:   


I don't know if you remember a post that asked the question "Why do you write". Several of you replied in passionate details the driving force behind your desires and need to write.

I can assume all of you have felt the sting of rejection. Not just your final product but also a brutal construtive criticism of a chapter or character developement. It could even be a business plan of a draft of a speech, I know you've had what you thought to be the s**t and someone that you respect, told you that it was a mess.

Now, my question is, what next. I know there is a tendency to defend your work. But then the realization that they could be right kicks in. Do you then still argue your position or fight through the pain of rejection and use the feedback in a positive way. Surely the answer is to do whats positive but exactly how do you get past "you".

What if they ask you to show more passion in your writing. How do you do that? What if they asked for more personality? Could you give an example of that.

The pain of rejection is hard. How do you get through it and not try to defend your position.
Is there a tendency to think that you know better than those you've choosen to critc/edit your work. That's certainaly a foolish position but I am sure it happens?

Could yawl share a few stories of rejection/feedback and the resolutions.

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