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Compliments and Criticism: Lessons Learned and Applied from My First Book

Nicholas C. Rossis

This is a guest post by Margaret Wellwood, a children’s book writer, editor, and grandmother. Margaret shares here some precious lessons she learned listening to feedback from her readers.

Compliments and Criticism: Lessons Learned and Applied from My First Book

When I was in grade six, our teacher read us a true story about the stalwart son of an Indian chief, a boy who took praise and blame with equal indifference. I don’t know any writers who are quite so unflappable! So, I will offer you some of the kind comments on my first book, Scissortown, as well as kindly worded, constructive criticism. My goal is to share how I’ve applied the lessons learned to my subsequent books in the hopes that they will also help you in your author journey.

Scissortown | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book Read on Amazon

First, the storyline

YAY!

  • The story was very engaging. The Slicers and Dicers reminded me…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

3 comments on “Compliments and Criticism: Lessons Learned and Applied from My First Book

  1. Thank you for the kind share 🙂

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