Find a critique group.
"What kind?" you ask.
Find a helpful one.
There are Facebook, Twitter, other web-based groups out there commenting on the writing business. A lot of the comment tells you that critiquing others' writing is a delicate balance thing. I'm here to tell you, "Balderdash." If your concern is hurt feelings, rather than improved writing, then it doesn't matter what group you join. If you want to write more gooder, find a group where you have to check your feelings, your self-esteem, at the door.
My group meets on Tuesday. My group is helpful. Before I found them, I got input to the effect that "Good writing is hard work." A lot of us have worked hard, since, like forever, even. But how helpful is that, other than getting the implied "You haven't worked near hard enough—yet—if you ever will."
Comprising my group is men, but more importantly, for me, women. The men in the group comment on sort of big picture stuff and epidermal stuff. "I like it." or its negatory mirror image. Women, without the patience-was-never-meant-to-be-a-virtue chromosome, bring detailed line editing input to the mix. We have one or two balanced individuals who provide both big picture, story structure, as well as line edit input. But the real worth of my group is listening to the input around the table of ten to fifteen voices, who write different things, dragon stories, big-foot stories, mysteries, memoirs, essays, avatar stories to give you dollars worth of input.
The best piece of advice I ever got was: "It's just a stupid man story of a bunch of stupid men in a bar trying to out-stupid each other."
I got this input after listening to some women's stories about bears eating peoples' faces off, about castrating mindless males with a rusty fork, and a few other things that made me cringe. All of this brought to mind those "W" questions writers should ask of themeselves. Who do you write for? Why do you write? When and where do you want to write about?
For me, the best writing advice I've been fortunate enough to get has been aimed at my writing, and my parental feelings about my words be damned.
A worthy critique group, just like Proverbs 31:10.
And even if you're an atheist writer, God bless you with a worthy critique group, as He has blessed me with mine.