Writing

What I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me

  • “You suck.”
  • “Just write.”
  • “Finish it.”

The takeaway here is:

Your writing sucks, but continue to write regardless, and finish what you start.

Wasn’t that encouraging?

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20 thoughts on “What I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me

  1. I had an artist friend once who refused to accept any negative critiques. Her art hasn’t really changed in three years. Now…I had a professor tell me once, “Yeah. This is BAD.” I was angry and upset, but like… I wrote and rewrote that piece a THOUSAND times until he said, “Yep. This is solid.” Best. Day. Ever. Negative critiques make you so much better.

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      1. It helps if you ask the person you’re critiquing what they’re looking for. I usually have a set of like…5 questions for people to consider when looking over a chapter of mine.

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