005: Why feedback is the secret to improving your writing

In this week’s episode, we discuss different ways that you can use feedback – both from Firewords and other sources – to improve your writing on a continual basis. We also have three suggestions on where you can find this elusive feedback.

A lot of people treat writing as a solitary activity, but putting your work out there and listening to what people think of it is so important. We want to encourage feedback from groups and individuals who touch your lives every day. There is a wealth of knowledge all around you and sometimes your best resources are friends and relations so you don’t have to look very far for inspiration. Don’t leave these resources untapped!

It’s sometimes difficult to avoid feeling like feedback is actually criticism, but that is why practising a reciprocal, and carefully structured, process of feedback is helpful. This will help get rid of any feelings of judgement or negativity.