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  1. Di
    July 5, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    Professional non-affirmation. Nonfirmation? We should make a new word. I love that non-affirmation can be a ‘thing’ in our world today. It darned well should be! Oh, and I am a ginormous fan of your writing, you know. Have a fan club and everything. True!

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  2. Cate Caldwell
    September 25, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    Love it! Thanks. Add to that the number of glib, condescending bits of advice you’ll get about what your work is lacking from people who can’t be bothered to read a word of it. Also, Socializers are fine, as long as they don’t also aspire to being professionals. If they are writing for fun or their own personal gratification, great. In one sense, it’s true that anyone can write. But not everyone can write for an audience, or publish, or make any money. That’s a different arena altogether. I think most of those people will quickly wash out, because you have to have a thick skin in order to even brave those shark-filled waters.

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  3. Interview with Errin Stevens. – C. Reneé Book World
    June 3, 2016 @ 11:29 pm

    […] Q: How important are reviews to you? A: Ugh – such a good question. The good ones I don’t credit, and the negative ones can destroy me for an afternoon, which is why I mostly avoid reading all reviews. But you need significant numbers of them to progress through the e-sales algorithm that allows your book to be seen by readers, so I do court reviews. Now if you’re talking about pre-publishing reviews to help strengthen your writing, I’m mostly for it and I did a ton of feedback participation exercises back in the day. I even wrote a humorous essay for my blog on the subject in case you’re interested: http://errinstevens.com/good-advice/ […]

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