My son is taking Creative Writing in his first semester in college. He’s come face-to-face with the nastiness-as-criticism phenomenon. “There’s a boy who never has anything good to say about anyone’s work,” he said. “He acts so superior.” Then it came time for my son to criticize that boy’s writing. “Don’t retaliate,” I told him. […]
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