My life as a writer began in third grade when I wrote a poem, titled, “My Mare and Me” to express my longing for a horse. The satisfaction that came from putting feelings into words. The affirming feedback from readers helped to launch a living and a life.
All of us need positive feedback. We can also benefit from critical feedback offered constructively and respectfully. I have learned a lot about people, personalities and their intentions through their feedback and the way in which it is delivered. I’ll bet you have too.
My columns appear in the Saturday op-ed section of the Battle Creek Enquirer and at www.battlecreekenquirer.com (search Jan Corey Arnett). If you wish to be placed on a Readers’ Group list, please send me your email address.