When to Ignore Negative Feedback

I love this article. It helps me to filter that helpful comments from the negative and as a result improve my stories. I will also keep this in mind as I continue to critique other writers’ works. Well done, Tonya!

A Writer's Path


by Tonya R. Moore

I think we call all agree that getting feedback on our writing is very important. Most of the time—whether it’s positive or negative, feedback serves to encourage or help us grow.

We can learn a lot from negative feedback but this isn’t always the case.

Sometimes it makes more sense to simply ignore negative feedback.

Here are three examples of instances in which we really need to just ignore negative feedback:

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The Value of Joining a Writing Group

I was thinking about writing a piece like this, but when opportunity knocks? Thank you, Kyle Massa!🙂 Reblogged at adaratrosclair.wordpress.com #Mondayblogs

A Writer's Path


by Kyle Massa

Just the other day, I finished a first draft of a piece I was working on and thought to myself, This is pretty darn good. I brought that piece to my writing group a week later, and after fifteen minutes of critiquing, I was reminded of this fact:

The first draft is never, ever good enough.

Little reminders like this are why writing groups are so valuable. Writing alone and never sharing anything with anyone works for some people, but if you want to write professionally, that’s not really an option. Somebody’s going to read your work, whether that be family members, beta readers, or your editor. And, as solitary as writing can be, sometimes it’s nice to get some outside input.

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Are you an author with a #WordPress website #book #promotion

Reblogged this on adaratrosclair.wordpress.com and commented:
Please leave your information in the comments under Slyvia’s original blog post – NOT under my reblog.🙂 Thank you in advance.

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I’m compiling a website list of authors with WordPress sites. Please list yours in the comments.

If you’re a Michigan author please let me know also.

Thank you.

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The Facebook Sucker-Berg Phenomenon and the Deliberate Destruction of Community-Based Public Ed


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I read “I quit Facebook and my life is better now” at Cathy O’Neil’s Mathbabe blog, and my thoughts became a wild river about Facebook and its founder who launched Facebook by cheating two brothers and hijacking their idea. To learn more about Suckerberg’s own con, read 6 People Mark Zuckerberg Burned On His Way To The Top.

After reading O’Neil’s Mathbabe post, I was glad I was never suckered into a Facebook obsession. Yes, I do have two Facebook pages: one for my books that’s part of my internet-author’s platform, and a personal Facebook page, but all I did was set up automatic feeds from my 4 blogs to Facebook and occasionally I go there to reply to a comment.  The reason I never fell into the Facebook swamp was because it was a confusing maze to me, and I didn’t want to go through the…

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5 Key Ingredients All Young Adult Novels Must Have

Wonderful items for writing YA or using these tips to stay fresh while revising a previously written manuscript.

A Writer's Path


by Katie McCoach

The young adult market is unyielding in popularity, at least for the foreseeable future, but this also means it’s a flooded market with content published daily. So the big question right now is how can an author stand out from the crowd?

The answer is writing a seriously great YA novel. That may seem like the most common advice ever, right? Writing a good book should be the goal of all writers, but to hit the YA readers the hardest an author needs to make sure they are giving readers what they want and telling a good story at the same time. Great content gets noticed, and word of mouth is king in the publishing industry.

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Absolutely Fabulous Author Page!

A lot has happened that has kept me away from writing as many blog posts as I’d like.

However, in that time, I’ve been quite busy!

Please visit my author web page to unlock the mystery!


Oh please, oh please, stop by and tell me what you think. And while there, please consider joining my mailing list.🙂

In the meantime, I will be reblogging post from other bloggers and “paying it forward”.



13 Things Mentally Strong Writers Don’t Do

How about some Monday Motivation from a wonderful Warrior Writer . . . and some amazing alliteration, huh, huh?)🙂

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As y’all know I do a ton of reading and this includes lots and lots of blogs and articles. Over the holiday I ran across one article that just had me jumping up and down and yelling, “YES! THIS!” The Business Insider article “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” is based off Amy Morin’s book (which I highly recommend).

It doesn’t matter if we strive to have a healthy marriage, strong kids or a killer career, these tenets cross-apply to all areas of life. Mental toughness is a key component to being successful. Yes, even for writers.

So I figured I would tinker with this and make it more directly apply to writers and what we must do (or not do) if we long to do well in this career. Thus, today we are going to discuss 13 Things Mentally Strong Writers Don’t Do.

#1 They don’t waste time…

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