First of all, I’m so sorry that you have had a negative experience. So often I have heard from writers who were hurt or discouraged by teachers, writing groups, editors, etc. This hurts my heart as both an educator and a champion of people who want to share stories.  One of my superpowers is empathy for the challenges of writing. I am a writer, too, and I know how hard it is. To work for days, months or years and then get negative feedback can be debilitating for a writer. As a coach, I work hard to find and share the positives in addition to areas for growth. I will help you set specific next steps with each call, rather than making global statements. I will help you see that you can do this. Think of our work together as a new beginning.