My Thursday critique group just lost another member and we don’t know why. We are a small group so when someone is a no show, it is very obvious.

This young man had been coming to the group consistently and then simply stopped coming. I think we all gave him positive constructive critiques and he gave us some good insights. And then nothing. No email. No phone call. Zippo.

Have people totally lost their sense of propriety? Have we no manners anymore? If we are going to read someone’s pages and spend time thinking about their work, the least they can do is tell us they are not coming back and why. Lie to us even, but say something.

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