Constructive Criticism – So What Is That Anyway?

So what is constructive criticism? The folks at WiseGeek.com tel us that constructive criticism is  “a communication technique intended to identify and find solutions to problems in a positive way.” and I think that’s a pretty good description

When we add on a visit to Wikipedia, we hear that “constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one. The purpose of constructive criticism is to improve the outcome.”

Creative partners working on computer at their deskNow Wikipedia may vary in it’s accuracy, but I  like that definition too.  It includes the fact that constructive criticism may include both positive and negative feedback, but adds that the way in which the feedback is approached makes it easier for the person receiving the information to hear and benefit from it

As for me, I like to think of feedback, whether in writing or on other things, as  being  kinda like the three bears. Some feedback is so gentle that it doesn’t give us an accurate feel for how our stories connect with our readers. Some is so savage that it leaves us bruised and tattered and still doesn’t give us useful information to work with.

Some is too hard.

Some is too soft.

but constructive criticism is just right…

Lets  look more closely at that in upcoming posts.

(Missed the first post “On Constructive Criticism” ?)

Catherine Kane

8/18/15

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