On Writing: Justification


June 6, 2015 by Laird

On responding to criticism with justification:

1. You will never justify yourself to the satisfaction of your detractors.

2. You already had your say.

4 thoughts on “On Writing: Justification

  1. Magenta Fuchsia says:

    Wise advice.

  2. Fenris Technique says:

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
    -Edmund Burke

    I suspect the balance between defending oneself against detractors and not being steamrolled by them is a tricky. I’ve solved this problem by remaining a complete unknown (the pay is lousy but the benefits ain’t bad). Yet I often wonder how those with emerging name recognition protect their brand when it comes under fire online. Ignoring it and responding to it seem like equally bad choices.

  3. Laird says:

    I support an artist’s right to push back–free speech, etc. It won’t protect your brand, however.

  4. erickeyswriter says:

    Reblogged this on The Blood, The Glory and the Grace.

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