Best Download [Joni B. Cole] ☆ Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive || [Contemporary Book] PDF ✓

By Joni B. Cole | Comments: ( 194 ) | Date: ( Nov 12, 2019 )

All writers have stories of how some teacher, workshop participant, friend, or spouse gave them commentary that undermined their confidence and their writing This toxic feedback has tainted feedback s reputation as a whole, causing too many writers to avoid or mismanage this valuable resource.In the first book to focus on this vital but delicate dynamic, Joni B Cole apAll writers have stories of how some teacher, workshop participant, friend, or spouse gave them commentary that undermined their confidence and their writing This toxic feedback has tainted feedback s reputation as a whole, causing too many writers to avoid or mismanage this valuable resource.In the first book to focus on this vital but delicate dynamic, Joni B Cole applies first person experience, real life teaching examples, and her own unique ability to entertain while reaffirming the many merits of feedback Cole shows writers how to use feedback to energize and inform their writing at every stage of the process For feedback providers, she delivers insights into constructive criticism and the difference between being heard and being obnoxious Finally, she offers advice to workshops and critique groups on how to thrive in this collective experience.In addition, established writers ranging from Julia Alvarez and Khaled Hosseini to Gregory Maguire and Jodi Picoult share their own feedback stories from useful to inspiring to deranged underscoring Cole s message that feedback plays a critical role in every writer s success.Through a mixture of instruction, anecdotes, and moral support, Cole manages to detoxify the feedback process with humor and without laying blame, inspiring both sides of the interaction to make the most of this powerful resource.


  • Title: Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive
  • Author: Joni B. Cole
  • ISBN: 9781584655442
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Joni B. Cole

Joni B Cole is the author of the new release Good Naked Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier Joyful, tough minded, and heartening, these pages offer encouragement to anyone from beginners to experienced writers Good Naked is one of the best books for writers I ve read in a very long time Cynthia Huntington, National Book Award Finalist, poetry Joni s acclaimed first book on writing, Toxic Feedback Helping Writers Survive and Thrive, is strongly recommended for students and teachers by Library Journal I can t imagine a better guide to writing s rewards and perils than this fine book, American Book Review Joni is also the author of Another Bad Dog Book Essays on Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior, and a contributor to The Writer magazine She serves on the faculty of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, teaches in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College, and is founder of the Writer s Center of White River Junction, Vermont Joni has been nominated for both a Pushcart Prize and USA Fellowship Award For information jonibcole



Comments Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive

  • Cassidy

    I have always thought of myself as "thicked skinned" when it comes to receiving feedback on my writing (and to be put more generally, life). And while it was easy to sort of brush off criticism, I never imagined there was a proactive way to manage that feedback (even that which I might have labeled as the worst or useless feedback) into improving my writing whether it was creative pieces or things I was assigned at work. This book has given me a whole new perspective, and even more importantly, [...]


  • Rachel Brune

    I have a (fetish? Addiction?) need for books about the writing process, and by writing process, I mean from blank page to publishing contract. I picked this book up both as a writer wanting to get more from the feedback I'm given, as well as some ideas of how to be a better critique-r. I found plenty of both, even after years of writing and being a member of some pretty awesome writing groups. There was not so much of the specific editing "how-to" (for that I recommend Bell's "The Artful Edit") [...]


  • Jacqui

    I have to admit, when I heard Joni Cole had asked Write Anything to review her book Toxic Feedback (University Press of New England, 2006)--an elemental discussion on how to give and take criticism, I was looking forward to reading it. I just finished the final edit of my current thriller ( is it ever really final in the writing world?), which meant I no longer had to submit to the well-intentioned-but-depressing opinions of my writer's group. They just don't understand how to provide positive c [...]


  • Janine Southard

    I joined a writing group recently. So when I saw a book at the library entitled Toxic Feedback, geared at teaching writers how best to use and to give feedback from/to other authors, I immediately wanted it.Sadly, this book was mostly a pity-fest. The section on Taking Feedback from Others was pretty much a long, woebegone whine that sometimes feedback can be icky. Some people only tell you, "The whole thing sucked." Some people just don't like killing animals, so any scene you write (no matter [...]


  • B. Lynn

    Joni B. Cole addresses neuroses and offers strategies for making a writing group work for you: “Be open…. Resist the urge to explain….Ignore feedback until you are ready for it….Try out the feedback….Give yourself time.” She makes feedback sound like a partnership, not a pecking order. Her suggestions give me room to breathe, grow, and ignore what does not work. Cole’s writing sparkles with humor and honesty. She shows what works while celebrating growth she has seen, and the power [...]


  • Heather

    This is actually a quick read (being a pretty short book) but it provides much food for thought & great discussion ideas to talk to my husband about.So I'll probably be 'reading' this for a bit longer.


  • Selina

    I loved this book. The author was so humorous and self deprecating in a confident way that I felt like she was speaking directly to me. I found her tips so helpful, and I also found that I could relate to many of the thoughts and feelings she expressed.


  • Marie-pierre Stien

    A useful, practical little book to help protect against the inevitable wounds of feedback. Wish I had read this earlier than I actually did.


  • Brenda

    Excellent book about giving and receiving feedback--useful for life, not only writing.


  • Joni Cole

    Well I think it's a fantastic book that every writer, writing instructor, workshop member, or person who has ever had to send food back in a restaurant should read. But of course I'm a bit biased.


  • Linda

    I loved this book. A great read to inspire confidence in giving and receiving feedback about writing.


  • Jason

    How is that skeleton typing? This looks pretty frightening. Perfect for Halloweeen! Can't wait to read it,


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