In an effort to serve my wife while she is drawing inspiration from foreign places like all writers do (ok, those 1940/50s writers of Classics!), I will try one more time to post for her. Please realize that I don’t claim to be anything but a fan of the written word. My most deep forays into writing involved multiple pens of red ink, salty drops of water on my cheeks, deep passionate discussions (Really, arguments) about content on 100 plus pages of research. I don’t take literary critiques well. And I am not alone in this. It has made me wonder as I have increased a desire to write well is there a right way to take critiques?
Obviously knowing your audience in giving critiques is important as is who is giving the critique. Sometimes two people can say the same exact thing but one of them says it just the right way and it is well received. Psychology has indicated that there are good ways to deliver these critiques and you can even take classes on it. But is there a way to improve how you take a critique? Outside of getting lots of critiques what do you all think?