creativity

Joy today: How to think about critiques of your writing

For all those who create and face criticism for putting the very best of your imagination out into the world, remember this๐Ÿ‘‡

“In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and themselves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends.”

~Brad Bird via Anton Ego, Disney’s Ratatouille