Toxic Feedback

Discussion in 'The Art of Critique' started by EdFromNY, May 11, 2017.

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  1. Mckk

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    I'm not sure the term "toxic" was meant as an attack on the critics/editors she's worked with. I took it to mean, simply, that such feedback is unhelpful for your work and if you had taken such feedback on board, it would have ruined your work, rendering said advice "toxic". I don't think it was a comment on the character of the critic. What she outlined sounds like sound advice to me - it's about being wise about who you show your work to, who you listen to, and basically advice on when you should legitimately ignore someone's critique. The description "toxic" was probably a little strong, and likely there in the title because it makes for better click bait :)
     
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