I love stories.

I listen to them. I watch them on TV, videos, or movies. I read them.

And I write them.

I’ve written almost every kind of story there is. Mystery, romance, confession, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and every other kind I can think of and garnered a couple prizes and ‘best-selling’ author designations along the way.

I’ve written short stories, novellas, and novels.

In the process I’ve learned that my favorite stories are science fiction and paranormal. Preferably the two combined.

My stories are always clean, they are always either contemporary or near future, they always have at least a slight romantic element, and they always end happily. Always. Guaaranteed. (Okay, two short stories, ‘The River Boy’ and ‘Down From The Mountain’ have endings that might not be considered completely happy. Maybe just somewhat happy. You decide.)

Check out the covers below and see what you think. And have a happy, happy day.

MOST RECENT: PUBLISHED OR WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON

Should I continue writing even after receiving bad critiques?

If you never, ever receive a good critique about anything you write and you also never, ever change how you write, then maybe you should consider some other occupation.

On the other hand, you might consider learning read criticism in a constructive way because that will improve your writing until those critiques change.

If there’s just one bad comment about something, that could be due to that particular person’s thoughts and not something to worry about. Ignore one critique.

But if there are many, maybe most, critiques that say the same thing, then maybe you should pay attention, learn from those critiques, and improve your writing.

Because that’s how writers (and others) learn. By making mistakes and learning from them.

2 responses to “Should I continue writing even after receiving bad critiques?”

  1. I Loved this post !! Thank you Florence, and yes, I believe that people should be open to critiques, that is exactly how we learn and should learn from. We need to take criticism and learn from it and do something about it if we are serious about what we want to do. Thank you Florence for all your help, I have learned a lot from you. 🙂 God Bless you.

  2. Everyone needs to keep going in spite of criticism. A fact that’s more true for writing than for many other jobs!

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