Art is very personal, so when it’s judged harshly, it’s a blow right to the heart.

I can only equate it with one’s child who’s casually criticized.

So what does the overly sensitive writer do…hide her prose like porn under the bed? Decide to keep it secret, never allowing the world privy to such a private place?

At the very least, grow tougher skin?

Mine should be like Velcro by now, yet it’s not.

So I ask again, what does the writer do, overly sensitive or otherwise when someone stabs one’s prose through the heart?

I hear murmurings.

“Take your broken heart, make into art.”   Carrie Fisher.

Okay…copy that.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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13 Responses to Critics

  1. Coyote from Orion says:

    Very difficult to judge or compare by the very nature of its purpose. Commercialism and reality TV really don’t like this

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  2. micklively says:

    Artists and the rest of us are emotional creatures. Maybe, on one level, art is peddling emotion. So there’s a balance to be found. “Better to save some for yourself, if that’s allowed.”

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I can recall all the snide remarks and outright criticisms of my own writing. I’ve always tried telling myself that everyone has different tastes, including myself. And that the critic is being so harsh or rude because they can’t do what I do. But the slings and arrows still leave little scars of self-doubt. My advice to all the helpful just-keeping-it real commenters is “If I wanted an editor I would have hired one.”

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  4. For what my two cents is worth:
    I am a published author. Not best seller, not exceptionally prolific, no awards. However, I have gone through the process – write, edit, send out, edit, send out, edit, publish, repeat.
    When someone criticized my “art” I always say about the same thing:
    “Thanks for telling me your opinion. Everyone thinks differently.”
    I don’t bother much if they continue…that kinda makes them trolls, in my opinion.
    I don’t mind people giving me their opinion. Simply tell me an move on unless I comment back and you love it or hate it, then say something else. I am capable now of stopping when I tire of arguing or hearing you.
    But, yes, it still hurts,

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