Hi Captain, Low-stakes question here. I (she/her) have an old, dear friend (she/her) who has recently taken up a new art form. From my limited experience, it seems like she's really good at it! But the subject matter hits on a relatively common phobia I have - let's say she paints enormous, detailed portraits of … Continue reading #1238: “Scripts for when a friend’s art scares you.”
Captain, my Captain! I've looked through the archives, and while you've answered similar-ish questions, this one hasn't come up before, so I'm hoping you can help! I (she/her) work as a freelance editor and am in a fairly privileged position––I have enough clients that I can afford to be somewhat choosy; I'm white and cisgender, … Continue reading #1195: How to give a client feedback when the feedback is “You’re racist.”
Dear Captain Awkward, I'm a writer (currently unpublished, but that's only a matter of time!) and I'm having difficulty processing some recent, very specific feedback about my work. Two of my short stories have received similar responses from two separate sources (one response per story). The first was that the writing had become a little … Continue reading #777: “Help me process some writing feedback.” Challenge accepted!
Dear Captain and Crew, I have a lighter question for you. What do you do when you are nearing the completion of your creative project, and it just feels weak? In my case, I have been working on my first novel on and off for just over a year. I am in the privileged position … Continue reading #510: Falling out of love with your creative work and losing momentum