By Gerald Warfield | Special to the Index
Criticizing someone’s writing is called critiquing. That’s different from everyday criticism in that it’s not personal; you are not criticizing the author him/herself. Yet a lot of beginning writers don’t understand that.
I’ve seen writers get hot under the collar when they receive criticism of their work. That kind of misunderstanding can derail a writer’s growth because being critiqued is part of learning to write.
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