Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Critics

Critics are everywhere. 

They will stop us dead in our tracks or make us more determined with our dreams.

Writers bare their soul with words. Our work is an expression of who we are. First drafts of angst or sheer joy flows across the page with unhindered rhythm.  

But, unfinished symphonies of literary beauty have been lost because of the critic - unless the writer has learned to work through the struggle. 

The critic has a place. But you don't want the opinion of someone to crush your creativity.

Be inspired with this video clip, Why Your Critics Aren't The Ones Who Count, by Brené Brown.

Brené is a research professor and nationally renowned speaker on topics such as vulnerability and courage.  I met Brené through Christina Katz, author and writing coach, who shared this video with her readers.

I sincerely hope you are inspired as I was.

Let me know what you think!


After raising and homeschooling her 8 children, Kathy has found time to pursue freelance writing. You can find her passion to bring encouragement and hope to people of all ages at When It Hurts


  1. Hi Kathleen,

    Inspiring video. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Dear Kathleen,
    Thanks for sharing Brene's video. She's right - we need to show up for our lives.

    Celebrate you.

  3. We have to believe that we are stronger than the criticism we get and that perhaps we can learn something from it!

  4. Great video, Kathleen. I love the idea of needing to show up for our lives. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks, ladies. Good shot in the arm for all of us!


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