[Edited to fix the weirdo formatting that happened. Honestly, Blogger, don't do that anymore. I feel like I've been caught with my pants down!]
Ever been in a critique group? Then you'll no doubt recognize the advice listed here. Ms Allen is spot on about why you should ignore these "rules".
I would also add that if you feel the critiquers are trying to change your voice, you can ignore them, too. Just because a critiquer would write something in a different way, doesn't mean it's the only way.
Without meaning to, critique partners can critique “out “your voice…and voice often comes from the choices you make as a writer—not just the writing style.
- Julie Leto and Susan Kearny from Critique Group Quiz