Regardless of how many encouraging emails, posts, and comments I read, it seems like all it takes is one person’s negativity to tear away at momentum. If people actually added construction to their constructive criticism, their harsh words might actually serve some purpose. I
was having a pretty rough day at
work yesterday when I opened my FaceBook to see a message from the toughest
teacher I’ve ever had. I instantly
got a lump in my throat. After the
first sentence I got a little choked up.
She had nothing but awesome things to say about my work (my writing that is), and informed me
she thought I’d be a world renowned writer someday. No review, critic, or anything else could even come close to that. This is a woman that was extremely strict, rigorous, and raised the bar every chance she could. She told me she was proud to have taught me. I think I smiled all day after that.
Martha M Parker (Marti P)
2/15/2014 07:08:17 am
Just came across your .. haven't read anything you've done, so I won't make any comments about your writing other than to say .. if it is good .. they will read .. I hope there's no sex or profanity in your books, I'd like to read them myself. I too write .. though nothing published .. I have no Agent nor Publisher interested in anything as yet. I write lots of Children's Stories .. many in Rhyme, I also have written and am writing some for YA and A and Teens .. but all that I write .. a child could read .. One does not need sex, graphic violence or profanity to write well and for a story to be a GOOD STORY. As to your teacher, well, .. there's no better praise or compliment that can be worth as much as when your teacher comes back to give it to you .. What makes a teacher a REAL TEACHER .. is when he or she brings the best out of you and you achieve the highest levels of that field .. and, evidently your teacher did just so, and you sir .. You Honor Her .. by ALL Your Success!!! Keep Writing On .. Marti P .. A novice undiscovered wanna be .. Writer
2/17/2014 11:10:44 pm
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