Enid’s Thoughts

We all reveal parts of ourselves in our writing and our comments and we would be stifled if we didn’t feel safe doing so.    The information gleaned in a workshop from another’s work or comments is privileged and honored by not using it against them or to dismiss their comments. There are boundaries in any writing workshop that we must not cross.

1.  You cannot use a person’s status, whether married or single or parenting a child or not, to defend your work against comments you don’t agree with. “If you had children, you’d know…”

2.  You cannot use a person’s past history, background, religion or personal relationships to defend your work against comments you don’t agree with . “You don’t understand because you’ve never had a father…”

3.  You cannot counter criticism or comments by using your own personal experience or professional knowledge as proof that your point of view is the correct one. “I’ve worked in a hospital and I know…”

It’s what’s written on the page that counts.

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  1. Thanks, Enid. Your teachings here resonate with me today.

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