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Iron Sharpens Iron: The Importance of Critiques
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
Our internet went off yesterday, so my daughter and I ended up hanging out together in the den while I edited a few pages of my memoir draft and she nibbled on a snack. I don’t normally edit in the middle of the day, as I prefer to work in the morning while my brain is still fresh and alert.
I read a few lines aloud to my daughter about my late grandparents who loved to garden. My daughter laughed as I shared how they met, and when I got to a sad part she noticed I’d used a word that had a double meaning, and she told me it was distracting as it made her giggle at the thought of someone misinterpreting it. I had missed that potential misunderstanding as I knew the person I was writing about would never have done such a thing. But readers wouldn’t know that. So I happily changed the word.
Critiques sharpen whatever it is we’re working on.
And, my oh my, have I had to learn this the hard way. Here’s a link to a story about this on my other blog titled:
Iron Sharpens Iron Blessings ~ Wendy
Do you believe in the priceless value of a good critique partner? Have you ever accidentally posted a funny fail on social media? (Please feel free to alert me to any of mine–anytime.) 🙂
Have a lovely weekend, friends.
PS – Here’s a link to an excellent podcast for writers that I absolutely love: