Positive and Negative
Feedback comes in two forms: positive and negative. You’ll get people who love your writing and say all sorts of good things about it. That is easy feedback to accept. What you really need to learn to accept is the “negative” feedback.
Negative feedback encompasses anything that you don’t like. If someone doesn’t like your writing, you have learn to accept it. You will always get negative feedback. Every writer gets it no matter how good they are. Accept that. It all comes down to how you respond.
Honestly, no one accepts negative response with a smile on their face. We all get upset. Not going to say that you can’t feel that way. What I am going to tell you is that you have to keep that response private. Your public response should be much more positive and upbeat.
Read the negative feedback and vent privately. Talk to your friends and calm yourself down. You don’t respond until you can do so with a smile on your face and only positive words. Thank the person for their feedback and tell them that you will take their words to heart.
Respond with a smile!
Grow From It
Now take that feedback and grow from it. You can take any feedback and gain something positive from it. If someone says your writing is juvenile, maybe it could obtain a little more maturity. Yes, that person might be nasty and vindictive, but you can still find ways to improve your writing. Every writer can improve. You just need to know where to grow.
After you get upset and vent, see where you can take it and benefit from it. The feedback might be painful, but in the end if it is the best thing for you.