What kind of writing coach do you need? When you have to coach friends, what kind of coach are you?
I’m greedy… I need something of all different kinds of coach – from the harsh and exacting to the gentle and kind. And I think in my life and CPs I have most bases covered.
All positive - Family is great for compliments cos they love me and are nice and some of them don’t even read much. While they don’t necessarily push me to be my best, some days I wouldn’t keep going without one of them gushing in my direction. Yay! Love them.
My Cps run the gauntlet of the rest. I’ve cried from crits they’ve given… but I needed to get. They’ve either pulled me up with warmth or with no-nonsense.
But I think it’s important that behind the pull-no-punches crits I know there’s complete support and belief in me and in my writing. I don’t want toxic in my life.
It’s too short.
I would hope that I'm honest but nice... i like to be nice. But it's not nice to lie and say something is brilliant if it's not. I try to offer compliments where my CPs have rocked it (something they do often) but tell them where they haven't too so they can get even better.
What about you? What writing coaches do you need/have? Are you?