“I think I read that.”
If you’re lucky, the eery silence may be punctured by the chirp of sympathetic crickets.
Even the supportive reader doesn’t always know what to say when giving feedback.
I’m not talking about the jealous coulda/woulda/shoulda but DIDN’T person.
You don’t need to present an oral report on someone’s poem/article/blog post/short story/book.
Try just six words.
“It was ____.”
I was _____.”
Funny? Scary? Surprised? Pleased? You know the honest answers.
Writers are sharing feelings. That’s what they hope you have, too.