I think the bottom line is that Fitzgerald couldn’t handle bad press — or failure. I’d always rather fail big with as many people providing feedback as possible; not just friends or a lit agent telling me my writing is shit. That’s not useful to any writer. If you’re anonymous and you fail, then you risk the chance of being steered in the wrong direction by people who don’t know any more than you do. This article is a nicety for those who need a picker upper, but is it real life?