Writers know that constructive criticism is an essential part of becoming a better writer. We’ve come to terms with the role rejection plays in the submission process. And we bravely pass around our latest efforts at our monthly writers group, knowing that we’re opening ourselves up to a possible unfavorable comment or two…at best. We’re proud of ourselves for accepting this external literary critique as an unavoidable part of the publishing industry.
But how do you deal with the negative comments and thoughts that come from within? How to silence that internal scallywag who likes to whisper in our ear and sabotage our confidence? Don’t let your inner critic derail your writing career.