Keep Your Head Up


Hello People, I want to know how do new writers like myself or even writers that been doing this for a while, maintain their self-confidence when negative feedback hits you all at once?
I recently wrote a story which I was so excited to put out there. I knew it wasn’t the best but after a few negative reads for reads review, I now think it’s probably bad. I know the reads for reads are meant to help and improve writers but for some reason, I feel like I hit my breaking point. The only positive feedback I received is that the plot is good/interesting however everything else is poop, such as my directing, grammar/spelling, and character development. From my reviews, I got an idea of my story faults and I do plan on fixing them. However, my mind doesn’t feel like it’s totally in it and even though I do like reading, writing, and coming up with new stories I have had moments when I believe maybe I should just give up. I know I shouldn’t and even though I feel pretty alone I know I’m not and I simply need to know are their others out there that had a similar situation? When they felt like giving up but instead coped and fix or coop the problem.


I would say, just ignore them. Yes, they make up your reads but YOU are the writer, not them!

Anisha Xx


What I see from your comment you mainly received negative, but constructive feedback, which means no one wanted to hurt you, but help you to improve your story. I understand you feel upset about this, but if you enjoy writing, you shouldn’t give up.
I received negative feedback only once quite a long time ago, but recently I sort of lost motivation because my new story didn’t get the reads I expected. Then I realized that I’m writing for myself in the first place, because it makes me feel creative, it entertains me. And if there is anyone who likes reading it, even better.


The only opinion that matters is yours


Closing due to one month of inactivity :slight_smile: