on BookWorks site:
When it comes to constructive criticism, remember…it’s about the words, not the writer.
One of the most difficult aspects of working with an editor, for a client, is learning to take constructive criticism from an impersonal headspace.
Detaching oneself from one’s work is hard regardless of which side of this equation one is on.
We’ve put so much of ourselves into what we’ve done, and invested so much time and effort, that when someone says “This is a problem because X,” we often react as if we’ve been told we’re the problem.