Thomas Moore thoughtfully responds to critics
Thomas Moore explores the ethics of literary criticism in his new blog post, "Thanks and a Response to My Critics". He writes about readers responding to his books and what he'd like them to know: "I don’t want to be defensive in this defense of the writer’s craft. I just want to respond, knowing that irresponsible criticism will continue. It’s part of the game of publishing. But if you want to be a good writer, you have to learn this lesson about the power of words: Use them carefully and feel their weight." In this piece, Moore addresses two specific complaints about his offerings.