Although we value our fellow authors, giving and receiving feedback with them can be fraught with problems. It can be difficult not to respond emotionally when a peer criticizes our creative work. And yet without feedback, we become stagnant and don’t grow.
J. and Zach discuss why feedback is important as well as the etiquette involved. After an introduction from a recent episode of the Tim Ferriss Podcast with guest Brian Koppleman, the career authors provide guidance on how to ask for feedback, how to give it, and how to receive it.
The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- Why Koppleman decided to give Tim Ferriss feedback on his blog
- Why it’s okay to be upset when you get feedback you don’t like
- How Olympians respond to feedback in public
- How to ask for feedback to get what you want
- How to give honest feedback without being cruel
- How to gracefully receive feedback
- When to discard feedback
- When to ask for it again
Also in this episode, J. shares a relevant blog post from Seth Godin.
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