The Reason of Literary Critique and Why as a Principled Writer You Should Ignore It Like the Plague

John LeCarré said in a 1997 interview for The Paris Review,  "I always argue that you should not accept the value of good reviews, because if you do you have to accept the bad ones." I must say I agree wholeheartedly with LeCarré's assessment of critique and its debilitating influence upon creativity. For myself, I …

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