Q: Wanna give a writer feedback?

Caitlin McColl
Writers’ Blokke
Published in
4 min readNov 29, 2021

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A: Don’t!

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We writers are like delicate flowers or fragile snowflakes. We don’t take criticism well. Or at least, personally speaking, I don’t. Even if it’s given kindly, it feels like a knife to the heart. Especially if the person starts with something like, “I really loved your story but …”

But. That but is the twist of the knife.

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Caitlin McColl
Writers’ Blokke

Writer on mental health, grief & loss, mindfulness, running, life musings (+ fiction and poetry!). ❤️coffee & dogs. Vancouver 🇨🇦