Finding the disciplined and wise writer
A disciplined and wise writer always shines like a beacon of light. They write their words with out worrying about the criticism that will befall them. The sadness that will come afterward and they let their words speak for who they are.
Words should not be a knife, but a soft blade that doesn’t attack the story. Each story gathers the honey of what we’ve learned from criticism, but as we gather the honey we should be cautious not to harm the flowers of the story.
But as the anthill of criticism comes down upon the writer, they must keep writing.
Getting through the anthill
The criticism we take as writers is something that we must deal with, and it’s only in the criticism, no matter how biting or fierce, we must learn from those biting words. Only within those words do we find the small pieces within the criticism that help us along our path.
With each criticism we learn more about the story, and how to construct it. It’s in this construction we find the story we should be writing, guided by the criticism we found so biting.
With the wealth of the criticism gained we’re able to stop the sadness that has befallen us as writers and instead we learn to use that criticism to the benefit of the story and every story we write after.
The sadness that once landed in our laps in the form of criticism is no longer there, it’s changed into something beautiful that we can use forever.
Learning from it.
Each act of criticism we go through as writers teaches us something about our writing, for good or ill.
It’s through these acts of criticism, put in the correct frame of mind, we are truly free of the sadness that fell upon us in the first instance.
We’re no longer worried about what criticism will come next, for we’ve learned the lesson from the first criticism and have gained the knowledge to move on with our story and construct a better story, with less sadness than we had before.
How are you overcoming writing criticism? Answer in the comments.