pretty in pink.
When I was 10, I saw
my first episode of Law & Order, SVU
a woman screamed
and her pretty pink dress ripped
the scene cut to black but then
she sat in a station
hair mussed and mascara running
and she seemed broken
and that’s when I began to prepare
for the inevitable.
Constructive Criticism: When It Stops Being So
Constructive Criticism is essential to all authors.
It helps authors become better.
Unfortunately, I have found that people often don’t word their criticism carefully enough and turn it from helpful to hurtful.
Constructive Criticism should always focus on one thing at a time and one work at a time.
It should provide one thing that was good about it, followed by one item that made the work hard to follow, then another good thing about the work that is not a rewording of the previous good thing.
It may not be the critics’ intention, but not being careful in your wording makes your Constructive Criticism turn into what seems, at a read, like bullying.
Using words such as “actual chapter”, “pointless” (without “seems” in front of it), “useless”, (again without “seems” in front of it), and other words under the vein make a Constructive Criticism bullying, even if that wasn’t the one giving the criticism’s intention.
Critics, especially in fanfiction, where we get things one chapter at a time, need to take an additional moment to think about their wording and what they are doing, but also, sometimes keep their critics to themselves.
And, most especially in fanfiction, unless the author asks, it might be best if they left their opinions to themselves.
Thank you for reading this.
(I accept Constructive Criticism on this. My ask is open.)
i was biking for a long time yesterday so i went into a smoke shop to buy some water and when i was walking out this white girl in shorts and uggs was like “SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOU” and instead of telling her i went in for water i was like “it’s like 70 fucking degrees out and you’re wearing uggs. i don’t trust your judgement” and i rode away on my bike
But uggs hav swaeg :c
i don’t trust your judgement either