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Hey there,

I ran into this: feedback from readers An excellent metaphor for how to understand feedback from people reading your work, even those crankily negative reviews. :)

Date: 2006-11-19 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just-ann-now.livejournal.com
Oh, that was lovely - what a delight to read. Thanks for linking it!

Date: 2006-11-19 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sillimarilli.livejournal.com
You did notice who was the first commenter, didn't you? :D *fangirls Naomi Novik*

I've just gotten through His Majesty's Dragon and Throne of Jade, and am desperately trying to avoid the 3rd novel so I can get some of my own writing done. It's not working so well. Dang, but her writing is vivid and I'm completely smitten by her characters.

Date: 2006-11-19 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just-ann-now.livejournal.com
Yes, I did notice! *joins you in fangirling*
I read His Majesty's Dragon just a couple months ago, and asked for the other two for my birthday. Now I'm happily rereading the first (Those two are just so sweet together!) preparing to move right on.

Date: 2006-11-19 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] with-apostrophe.livejournal.com
That helps. I recently had a comment that fit that scenario exactly.

Date: 2006-11-19 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sillimarilli.livejournal.com
Yes! It's especially helpful for reviews with which you don't agree or just plain don't like. A good balance of not taking them too closely to heart, but not dismissing them completely, either.

Date: 2006-11-19 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-branwyn.livejournal.com
Thanks for posting this! Not that I have ever been known to react badly to criticism. Meh.
One thing that upset me when I first started writing fanfic was when people would say, "I like your Denethor." Obviously, it was meant as a compliment, but I was trying to write Tolkien's Denethor so this must have meant my characterization was wrong. Only I could take a compliment and stand it on its head like that. :-D

Date: 2006-11-19 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sillimarilli.livejournal.com
Thanks for posting this! Not that I have ever been known to react badly to criticism. Meh.

Awwwww.. *hugs* I think we've all probably been there. :D I know I have.

One thing that upset me when I first started writing fanfic was when people would say, "I like your Denethor." Obviously, it was meant as a compliment, but I was trying to write Tolkien's Denethor so this must have meant my characterization was wrong. Only I could take a compliment and stand it on its head like that. :-D
*snork* Okay, you are officially ordered to hand over those dun-colored glasses right now, missy. :P

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