Or, really, how to decipher and parse them after you get them.
This is what I’ve figured out works for me (‘cuz your mileage may vary). Feedback that’s useful and applicable to the work in question always gets my brain churning with new ideas and new possibilities and new ways to tell the story. Feedback that’s useful leaves me feeling ready to work, and excited to work. I love that.
And that is most recent writerly epiphany. Just figured I’d share, in case it helps anyone out.
And, as a bonus, because my mind is thinking about heading into the wilderness this summer, here’s a photo from one of my favorite wild spots, San Jo Bay, up on the tip of Vancouver Island: