Critique helps you see your work with new eyes and shape it into what you always wanted it to be, only you weren’t able to get it there on your own.
People say that writing is an isolated activity, but good writing requires company. Company that you ultimately love and cherish and value, and this perspective towards criticism, ultimate improvement requires humility. This writing humility is never more essential than when we try to capture an experience outside of our own.
Veronica Roth, 2013 BookExpo America (BEA) Speech