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On the Conduct and Expectations of a Critic – A Sequel

On the Conduct and Expectations of a Critic – A Sequel

Criticism is a gift–A gift whose impact depends on the manner of its presentation by the critic, and the disposition and maturity of the writer who receives it. A critic is a surgeon and a writer’s story her patient. On several occasions, the patient is wheeled-in to the theater with physical injuries that may be … Continue reading On the Conduct and Expectations of a Critic – A Sequel

On the Expectations and Conduct of a Writer

On the Expectations and Conduct of a Writer

A writer’s primary motivator should be anticipated praise. Adulation, ovation, commendation–whatever it is called–he should dream of these as he puts his pen to paper. The writer should constantly craft parallel scenarios of the beautiful things that would be said about his unborn work. His imagination of such acclaim must run unfettered, spurring him on … Continue reading On the Expectations and Conduct of a Writer