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I just want to point something out to my non-writer followers. If any writer asks you or offers for you to read their writing, it’s not just an offering. It takes a lot of courage to actually have our stuff read. If we asked/offered you, it means a lot to us and it’s very personal. It means we trust you, and that we value your opinion over everyone else.
That’s why it hurts so much when people say, “I’d love to read your writing!” and we offer, and then the person never touches it. Or reads a chapter maybe and never comes back. It feels like they never had any intention in the first place or that our work is that awful. It hurts that someone we trusted and valued so much would cast it off like it wasn’t worth their time.
Something to consider.
My tabs are a mess. I’ve got wikis on knives, the american mafia, the sicilian mafia, yakuza, and tropism. An article on Hemingway’s writing style, accompanied by a sample of For Whom The Bell Tolls. Samples of Code Name Verity, The 5th wave, and Jellicoe Road. Hyperbole and a Half’s post on depression. A Thought Catalog post (just so you know, I hate thought catalog with a deep seething passion.)
Posts and forums on how to properly write a trilogy or series. Tabs about symbolism and Inkstained pieces to review.
I’m not sure how anyone can say “Writing isn’t hard.” Sure, all you have to do in theory is sit down and type things, but you should really know things and seek education before typing things. Which makes it a consuming hobby. Not that I don’t enjoy it immensly.
Today, rather than writing in my novel, or researching, or writing poetry, or working on my Sociology essay due Sunday - I’d really just like to curl up and listen to Pat Peoples ramble to me about Silver Linings.