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Turn your biggest critic into your biggest fan

Updated on January 20, 2014

Every writer hates it when their work is criticized. Most writers find ways to deal with the comments and even their work, others simply choose to disregard the critique. I have learned that critics never actually go away, they just get turned into fans of the writer or they become avid readers. More than half of the time, critics are people that simply people that want to read a great article, but they don't really get the information that they need or want.

When writers encounter critics, they want them to keep reading their articles, after all this is how they make their money. In order to turn a really bad critic into an avid reader, or a big fan, is to simply talk to the person and try to take as much as their suggestions, without completely changing the way you write. Critics are just people who are not as interested in your work as much as you are, so here are some ways to change the mind of your biggest critic!

  • Read what they have to say
  • Try to comment on what they have to say
  • Write more general articles
  • Have an open mind
  • Listen to other writers, and follow their advice

I've dealt with a lot of critics who always had something to say when it came to my work. As hard as it was to constantly read so many comments, it was also eye opening to see how many people actually read my work. That was the important part. As soon as a critic turned into a fan of my work, the money really started to come in. This actually helped my business a lot, because I was able to pull more readers in.

I hope this helps!


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      Jessica Rangel 6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thank you! Its ironic, but even critics want to be acknowledged!

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Sage advice which we would all be wise to follow. Thanks for sharing it.