Re: RE: What Kind of Compliment About Your Writing Puts You On Cloud Nine?

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hohoholly
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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.

Joan