If you fear what you create for the public will be critiqued, I suggest it would be best if you did not create anything for the public.
And if I run into the "aspiring author" stuff one more time on social media, or well, anywhere, I may, uh, well... I just hate seeing it.
Seeing that post from her made me smile.
My guess is I have a modest flow of new novel readers only because as I have kept writing books I have also made sure I have regularly posted on my blog here: the two go hand in hand.
He thought reading reviews is usually unhelpful to a writer. Bad reviews are likely to discourage you without actually providing much help for future writing; on the other hand reading good ones might go to your head and bring on a sense of complacency.
On Sunday, a writer on Instagram "tagged" me asking me to explain myself: "If truth be told." Hmm. I don't normally do tags. However, she's a good Instagrammer and writer, so I decided I would this time.
...and my uncle jumps to my mind and I imagine him lecturing me how this needs to be turned into a screenplay and he knows a screenwriter and she's fantastic and I think yep he always knows a woman and he asks me where did I get those women geez...
Instagram as well as other social media platforms are just not nearly as flexible or personal as a blog.
At “5 o’clock in the mornings” thinking and typing sessions at my PC over in the Catskills, in upstate New York, I began outlining and producing a travel/students/Europe/romance story…
Ah, but just mention MARMITE and that gets you Great Britain's full attention!
The poster you follow and admire today may not even be there tomorrow; he or she could just delete everything and disappear.
Having written it, I had been thinking, "That's enough. I did it..."
I don't have it happen often, but I noticed it did happen to me yesterday...
I find myself increasingly wanting eventually to write something that includes India. What I consider a major hurdle, however, is I have never been there.
In the last few days I've seen a currently mega-popular male writer pop up in my Instagram feed repeatedly praised by several people I follow. Read his book! they declare. It changed my life! I'll pass. However, when others effusively push a current-day wildly popular writer you've read some of and couldn't stomach (you understand [...]