Olivia Waite is a romance author, practicing feminist, and wide-ranging dilettante.
Let’s get one thing straight: I am a natural critic.
I doubt. I rethink. I overthink. I was practically born with a side-eye. I love Project Runway and feminist critique and Dorothy Parker’s hatchet jobs. I am one of the many romance authors who started writing because they read something sub-par and thought: I can do better than that. I dissect stories I love and stories I loathe with equal abandon, and I continue to do so as an author because you can’t learn how to fix your own work until you learn what broken looks like.
This does not mean I am a negative person, nor does it make me a cynic. Quite the opposite. I believe, right down to my toes, that a negative review can absolutely have positive effects.
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