I want to tell you about the strongest, prettiest and smartest girl in this entire universe.
It’s not a story with happy end, angels and strawberry cake.
In my opinion she’s perfect. She has a whole galaxy in her mind but did you know that this isn’t a blessing?
It’s dark in her. There is a devil in her rib cage and a lot of demons in her head. I wish I would know how to kill them. I can’t. I’m sorry.
She is so beautiful.
She is wonderful. She would try to play with the wolves instead of running away and I’m sure they would play with her.
Her Voice is soft, I love it to hear her voice when my day was exhausting and my thoughts were terrible. She means everything to me. I love her to death and I hope so freaking much that she will meet somebody who understand her, who will love her and someone who deserves to be with her because, oh gott, her time is more than precious.
This is to you my little snowflake. I like your arms the way they are. You are beautiful and it’s okay to be a mess. Healing is not linear. You are stronger than your demons and I love you so fucking much. You are the best friend I ever had.
“Both of my parents are doctors. It’s all I ever wanted to be. Growing
up, I used the Hippocratic Oath. I was obsessed with it. If anyone was
gonna step on a bug, I would say, “Do no harm.” It’s built into my DNA.”
I just want everyone to be very clear about something.
You are never, ever, going to make everyone happy with your writing.
Now, that does NOT mean that people’s opinions are invalid. It does not mean that there isn’t room for improvement. It’s good to listen to other people, and it’s good to try to get better.
Ultimately, though, you can’t please everyone. Some people won’t like your writing style. Some people won’t like your characters. Or your genre. Or your plot. It happens.
The most important thing is to do right by your story and your style.
Hone your style- Make it yours, make it better. But don’t change it completely because someone tells you that “third person past tense” is cliche. It worked for J.K. Goddamn Rowling for seven fucking books; if that’s your rabbit, go for it.
Let your characters be people, real people- Let them have flaws, let them have good points, let them talk the way they talk. So, when someone points out a grammatical error in dialogue, ask them how often they use words like “ain’t” and “gonna” in their everyday life.
Not everyone likes fantasies. Or mysteries. Or smut that masquerades as something more. There are tons of genres out there, and few people like all of them. I get asked all the time why I write fantasy, why I write romance, and told how “I don’t like that kind of stuff.” That’s fine, dear. Go read whatever the hell it is you want to read. I won’t shit on your armchair if you don’t shit on mine.
Finally- Plot. I’ll be honest with you: Several people taking an incredibly long walk together to go hiking up a mountain to destroy a piece of jewelry is not my idea of a good read. But millions of people on this planet (many of them located here on tumblr) love that story, all three books of it. Possibly, you wouldn’t like to read about a little girl who pretends she is a princess, but it’s one of my favorite books. You see where I’m going with this.
If you can get better at your own thing, you should, but don’t do it for other people. Do it because it is the best thing for your story.
Everyone has fans and everyone has critics, and you, my precious little snowflake, will too. So, get your ass back at your desk, your hands back on your keyboard, and go write your story in your style.
Shout-out to Brienne for staying absolutely cool after Olenna told her that she’s marvellous,because I would have probably pranced around King’s Landing while singing “The queen of thorns thinks I’m mar-vell-ous!”