Accepting criticism is something that we all must face even if we don't like it.
This resulted in the coffee experience. She goes on to say:
When I received my first harsh critique it was on a ezboard workshop and right then I wanted to give up writing. They were arrogant and my opinion very mean.
Now, I don't know if she was talking about me. Two of her ezboard usernames were banned for--according to ezboard--harrassment, so she probably had run-ins with others. I do know that I was overly nice to her when I posted my comments, and I still received a barrage of insults in response. Later in the article, Rose also says:
Instead of commenting on only the bad parts of the poem start out by pointing out a good point.
This is good advice. It's exactly what I did when I commented on her poem. So why did that result in such anger on her part?