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Jo is a novelist and publishing expert, so parts of the interview focus on the specific challenges facing writers – but as you’ll see, most of the ideas are applicable whatever creative field you are working in.
Questions I answer include:
- Is it possible to succeed as a creative professional without having to deal with rejection and criticism?
- Is it normal to be afraid of being judged by others? If you experience this fear, how can you deal with it?
- How can you tell whether criticism is valid or not?
- What’s the best way to handle criticism?
- How can you build resilience and bounce back from multiple rejections and biting criticism?
Thanks to Jo for a fun and stimulating conversation.
If you’re remotely interested in writing and publishing, you should subscribe to Jo’s blog – it’s one of a very small number of blogs I keep up with every week.
And there’s lots more advice on dealing with rejection and criticism as a creative person in my book Resilience, available in various formats here.
About the Author: Mark McGuinness is a creative coach and the author of Resilience: Facing Down Rejection and Criticism on the Road to Success.