criticism Archives - Joanna Campbell Slan

How to Judge Whether Criticism Is Fair or Not

“Kaizen” is a wonderful Japanese word that means constant and neverending improvement. I’ve taken that idea to heart. I want every book I write to be better than the last. One way I can improve is by paying attention to criticism. But not all criticism is equally valuable. And some criticism should be promptly forgotten. How can you tell what’s […]

Taking Criticism (Kate, Are You There?)

I never, ever wanted to watch Dancing with the Stars (DWTS), but now I’m hooked. My reason for not wanting to be a viewer is simple: I love to dance. Therefore, watching other people having a good time is like…torture. I spend every minute wishing I was dancing along!(Check out the dancing scene in Cut, […]