According to the dictionary, “thick skin” means – not easily offended; the ability to withstand criticism.
Fiction or non-fiction, if you write for publication (newspapers, magazines, books, or even blogs) it’s important to develop thick skin—to not be held hostage by the opinion of others.
How thick is thick enough?
The answer differs by person, but the vital element for everyone is that it be thick enough to handle any negative response.
To develop thick skin, I learned to shift my perspective. Now when I receive a rejection letter—a “no”—I’m absolutely confident it puts me one step closer to my “Yes!”
Is your skin thick enough?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan
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