The Dangers (and Courtesies) of "Feedback" for new writers.
I'm involved in writing groups and forums. There, writers ask for help and put out advice, and we all keep the community moving, energizing and motivating each other. Writing groups are vital, however, they are not the reason for this article.
I hold myself to a standard when I write. The steps and the reason for my standards are because of this reason, which I encourage you to check out. In short, I don't let anyone see ANYTHING I've written -- not the idea, not a paragraph, shor