I had an experience this week wherein I had to give some really negative feedback to a person. It wasn't a writer-person - it was in another arena of my life - and I realized as I prepared for this meeting that if I had had to give this feedback three years ago, I would have done it differently.
There might even have been tears.
But this time, without even thinking about it, I planned what I had to say so that I sandwiched the negative stuff (which was HUGE) between some pretty positive stuff.
It was a really good, really productive meeting. We parted ways with an action plan, and a plan to meet again to follow up.
I have benefited so much from my writing life.
How has what you have learned as a writer bled into your life?