Don’t Give Away Your Power

The other day, I realized that I took my first creative writing class 30 years ago as a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Yikes. That got me thinking about what I’ve learned along the way. Today marks the first part in a new 3-part series this inspired: What I Wish I’d Known Then. Part 1: Don’t Give Away Your Power Traditional writing workshops can be a great place to learn the craft and technique of writing. Since it’s also important to learn how your writing impacts the reader, a writing workshop is a good place to test this out. However, some writing workshops can do more harm than good. I’ve seen this over and over again as well as experienced it myself. While constructive criticism can help shine a light on what needs to be strengthened in your writing, it can also […]

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