Criticism is that devilish poison that can be constructive or destructive and both have a hefty impact. Learning to accept and learn from criticism can be one of the hardest things to do.
When it comes to writing. This is a very delicate process. The opening bud of a tiny flower that is suddenly stomped on by the harsh words of a colleague, friend or acquaintance. No wonder some find it impossible to move on when they’re weeping over the destroyed essence of what they thought was beautiful. Meanwhile the bystanders are looking down at the prickly thistle and wondering what all the fuss is about.