Editing Tip: On Receiving Feedback

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I’ve been MIA! Apologies for the absence, but I finally MOVED last week, into an amazing duplex in Jersey City that feels positively palatial in comparison to the 375-square-foot apartment we left behind in Brooklyn Heights.

It’s been an insanely stressful month, but yesterday as I was sitting on my deck, coffee and book in hand, watching the sun rise higher in the sky, I knew it was all worth it. I couldn’t be happier with my new place, and being happy in your home is so important to your mental well-being.

Now to get my life back on track, starting with a writing tip, because it’s Monday. Today: tips on how to take feedback.

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You Can’t Rest on Good Writing

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So I’m taking a writing class this summer at this fine institution. (It’s awesome. I highly recommend it.)

The structure of the class is that each week, some students hand in writing submissions, and the next week you’re “workshopped”, meaning everyone tells you what they thought. When it was my turn, the teacher of the class had something really interesting to say…

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