Other than those days that you wake up, sit at the keyboard and have nothing to say, the worst thing that happens to a writer is that gut-wrenching and valuable criticism of your work. My wife does a splendid job advising the squeamish types on how to take it.
Welcome to the sixth day of MARCH BOOK MADNESS!
Today, Mary Bateman-Mercado is here talking about the Art of Accepting Criticism. I’ve known Mary for almost ten years. Like me, she has five kids; three boys and two girls. But unlike me, she seems to have her act together. 🙂
I’m constantly amazed by Mary’s abilities and talents. (Make sure to read her bio, although there’s a lot not included, like awards and cool people she’s met over her years in journalism — hello, Oprah!) But the best part is that she’s also a gracious, loving person, who’s more than willing to share her knowledge with us. Yay!
- (Even as I type this, she’s working with a group of young women, including my daughter. She’s so awesome.)
The topic Mary chose is one most of us struggle with — me especially — so I’m thrilled she picked it. Here she is:
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