From The Workshop Vampire to The Combative Critic: 10 Workshop Personalities to Avoid in Your Writing Group

For aspiring authors like myself, writing workshops are the Limbo to every manuscript’s descent into revision Hell — the first place where you can get unbiased criticism of your work from other human beings. They can be positive and illuminating, or they can be oppressive and discouraging, and the outcome depends entirely on what personalities are in your workshop. In this post, I’d like to talk about the sort of workshop personalities you should avoid. These are the people…