Compliments and Criticism: Lessons Learned and Applied from My First Book

Great post on learning from feedback.

Nicholas C. Rossis

This is a guest post by Margaret Wellwood, a children’s book writer, editor, and grandmother. Margaret shares here some precious lessons she learned listening to feedback from her readers.

Compliments and Criticism: Lessons Learned and Applied from My First Book

When I was in grade six, our teacher read us a true story about the stalwart son of an Indian chief, a boy who took praise and blame with equal indifference. I don’t know any writers who are quite so unflappable! So, I will offer you some of the kind comments on my first book, Scissortown, as well as kindly worded, constructive criticism. My goal is to share how I’ve applied the lessons learned to my subsequent books in the hopes that they will also help you in your author journey.

Scissortown | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book Read on Amazon

First, the storyline


  • The story was very engaging. The Slicers and Dicers reminded me…

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About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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4 Responses to Compliments and Criticism: Lessons Learned and Applied from My First Book

  1. Thank you, Charles, and apologies for disappearing. I am reading your posts on my email, but have been swamped with all the GDPR craziness.


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