My Theme: Tips and Inspirational Quotes for Writers
B for Beta Readers and Critique Groups
Writing is a solitary mission. The need to have other people read your work and offer you feedback is so important I cannot begin to understand why a writer wouldn't try to gain help, feedback and advice from others. Beta readers are ideal because they're not your best friend or your Aunty May who loves you and knits you sweaters every birthday and in whose eyes you can do no wrong. Beat readers don't hold back - they don't know you personally so don't need to. You can find beta reader groups on Goodreads.
Critique groups are also cool because you're among your peers and if you've got a really supportive and experienced group you're on to a winner. Try MeetUp.com to find one near you.
When writers do all their own editing and proofreading - it shows and it's not a good look.
Trust in the advice of others. You don't have to do it all on your own and you don't have to take all the advice you get.