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Writing circles can be helpful, but they also can suck the life force out of you


Dear Agony Editor,


I’m in a writing group, but I often find the feedback I get to be frustrating. I’ll be told things like: “The writing was good, the characters, setting, and dialogue were good. But since I don’t normally read this genre, I didn’t like it.” Is this an issue with my writing – that it needs to be better explained – or do my readers need to read more objectively? Or is it a bit of both?

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