Feedback ... a kinder word for criticism, is an organic component to life.

A toddler tries his first step and falls.

Before his parent can leap up to help, he claws his way upright again. Through sheer dogged persistence, that boy will learn to walk. And then run. And one day enter the Boston Marathon.

What would happen to the human race if that boy gave up after a few bumps?

Before we could read self-help books, before we could understand a language and sit in a classroom, we learned by trial and error.

“Feedback” is the natural teaching process. It’s how the creator set it up. It’s how the world actually works.

This book is a simple way through the negative chatter that blocks us from hearing the wisdom within. It teaches you to give it and when you learn that, getting it becomes simpler.

“This slender volume provides more bang for the buck than far longer, weightier tomes. It is a splendid resource to which writers will refer repeatedly.”    

- Richard Walter  Chairman of Screenwriting, U.C.L.A.

“Finally a book that explains the true production process. I wish I could make my producers read it before every production.”       

- Scott Evans Lindsay, Director/Producer

“The lessons contained in 'Feedback' are not for the writer who is merely looking for a compliment, but rather for those who are striving for accomplishment.”  

 -  Barton Green Author, Screenwriter and long-time friend

"As a former nursing supervisor and instructor; as a former volunteer coordinator in the not-for-profit arena, after reading Jo Sparkes' Feedback: How To Give It, How To Get It, I wish I'd had this short, concise tool in my coaching tool box. As a current editor for an electronic publisher, this book is invaluable!"     

 -  Kathy Doran Cottrell, RN, Rape Crisis Service of Rochester

“... Jo Sparkes provides sharp, cogent, advice not only for writers but for all people who value creativity and seek to lead fulfilled, creative lives."    

- Richard Walter