Monday, July 16, 2012
Is Reading Reviews an Adventure?
You know that many writers are prone to criticism of their works. Is reading reviews such a vice? Like Hem said, it’s destructive to have your book published and then read reviews of it. When critics slight you, you get angry. When they praise you, they say nothing new about you that you don't already know of yourself. If there's hope, then you hope 'for sound, intelligent criticism . . . as writing is the loneliest of all trades.' [Hemingway]