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Review of Joni B. Cole's book, Toxic Feedback (& Giveaway!)
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Christi Craig
August 2010
Revising
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Christi Craig
August 2010
Revising
“…[W]riting is a solitary effort, but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one — and that is the real gift of feedback” (p. 4) The word “feedback” sends my heart racing in excitement and throws my stomach in a lurch at the same time, a feeling similar to the last time I rode a Ferris wheel. On the ride up, I giggled in anticipation. When we crested the top and then started our descent, I gripped the safety bar. A few times around on that thing and I started to feel weary, even a little sick; certainly, I felt disappointed. I thought I could handle it. Everybody else seemed to be having a good time. But, when the operator finally said the words I longed to hear – “time’s up” – I was more than ready to get off. Anticipation, elation, disappointment. Joni B. Cole writes about these emotions, and more, in her book, Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive. READ MORE HERE. Leave your name in the comment section to be entered into a drawing for a copy of Cole's book.

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  • Christi Craig Revising

    Rebecca, You are lucky, Wow! I'm sure those workshops are amazing. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment :)

  • Rebecca Anne Salem

    I love Joni's book and am so lucky to be able to take workshops from her. She is just about the biggest reason I have begun to write again after a long hiatus .... she rocks!