I learned something this summer. I learned that participating in a positive, respectful critique group with your peers can make your work stronger. The key? Take in comments and digest them. Give yourself time to ponder all feedback, open your mind, then use what you wish and ignore the rest.
I recently took a book trailer course via @booktrailer101. ALL of the participants ended up with star quality book trailers, partly because we critiqued our script writing. Was it hard for me to hear comments that weren’t always glowing? At times. Was it hard for others? Probably. Was it worth it? Yep. Hearing different points of view and having flaws exposed helped me, and that’s the beauty of how the critique process works.