Awhile back I had a great conversation with Dan Bensen, a writer friend from way back who is responsible for The Kingdoms of Evil (serialized online) and Groom of the Tyrannosaur Queen (hopefully coming soon to a bookstore near you). He turned our conversation into a two-part episode for his great podcast. The topic: giving and receiving feedback on writing.
Part 1 – In which we cover many topics in a droll and insightful manner (you know…ish), including finding readers, taking it on the chin when someone doing you a massive favor gives you painfully honest feedback, and other topics that will probably be of interested to writers and beta-readers.
Part 2 – In which we discuss the role of turn-taking language in spoken AND written communication, the nature of the grammar nazi, my profound loathing for the idiocy of people who put pancakes on sticks, and the question of whether it is better to be blunt or to be kind when offering an opinion.
It’s possible that we’re mostly entertaining and informative to one another, but Dan is pretty skilled with moving a podcast conversation along and writes an interesting blog to boot, so you should check out his site regardless of whether or not you’re specifically interested in the fine art of constructive criticism.