So last week I mentioned that critiques can smother or dull a voice.
Well, the opposite is also true. Good critiques can smooth and refine voice. Just because a voice is strong doesn't mean it's the best it can be.
Writing guidelines are tools, as are critiques. Use them to sharpen and shape your voice, to strengthen it and make it powerful.
What is the best critique you've ever received in any area of your life? How did it change your writing or perspective?