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I enjoy any positive feedback about my writing, but:
I have a fan letter from a ten-year-old girl, which sent me over the moon when it arrived (the magazine sent me a copy). It blew me away to think she went to the time and trouble to write the magazine to say my story was her favourite. I have it framed, on my writing desk.
I experience a feeling of extreme high when a reprint cheque comes in (someone liked my piece well enough to buy it for reprint), especially when the piece is to be used for educational purposes.
I find compliments about my writing from the subjects of my pieces keep me smiling. I have written three articles recently and…
1.The President of one organization I wrote about said it was the best piece he’d ever seen written about his organization (and there have been many).
2. The Head Honcho of another organization I wrote about, phoned to compliment me about how much she, and other members of her group, liked the piece I’d written.
3. Several people complimented me about the third piece, a profile, including the subject, who said she had received much positive feedback from people who’d read the article.
Compliments provide positive feedback and are a huge source of encouragement for an inexperienced writer like me.