I don't particularly care if my SF is hard, soft, or mushy; I care whether or not I give a darn about who's in it and what happens.
People see your results, not your efforts. By design.
Something that disturbs us can be profound, but that does not mean disturbance is profundity, or a certain route to same.
We don't want validation just to know that we're doing the right thing, but also to know we're not doing the wrong things.
The story of a never-written project that made me realize why I don't want to rub the misery of our moment in people's faces and call that art.
I still want to review stuff, it's just making stuff that's taken first priority.
"It is not possible for reviewers and critics to provide what they purport to provide — and for which writers so ridiculously and childishly yearn." (Doris Lessing)
My advice for how to give truly constructive feedback on someone else's work.