What does it mean to keep an “open mind” as a writer?
For me this idea resonates two ways:
As a planner (and not a pantser) I must allow the story and thus the
characters to follow their own path, even if it means
deviating from the one I set.
Feedback about writing, by its very nature, is one person’s opinion.
If it is an educated opinion I will think about the
critique, and if it’s a valid point that will
help improve my work,
I will listen…
even if it means I need to change my narrative voice or re-work a
key element of my book to make it better.
And I’ve done that.
How far have you gone to keep an open mind?