Diary of a bad writer – Week 44

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Feedback on my writing is positive. So are the comments. But what if they were not? I’ve learned that I can’t please everyone, (see week 36) so its best to write what pleases you.

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If the book is true, it will find an audience that is meant to read it.”
—Wally Lamb

  One thought on “Diary of a bad writer – Week 44

  1. August 9, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    What I’m writing now is not pleasing to me. I’m taking a blog break for while. See post tomorrow.

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  2. August 9, 2019 at 10:09 am

    So true. And unless I’m writing about what I love, I can’t write well anyway.

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  3. D. Hunter
    August 8, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Much needed.


  4. August 8, 2019 at 3:53 am

    slightly off topic…….how do you handle writer’s block?

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    • August 8, 2019 at 6:08 am

      I put down that story and work on something fresh. Sometimes changing to a new story brings ideas to old ones.

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  5. August 7, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Writing needs to me more about how we feel than how popular we are received; otherwise we may lose our voice.

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  6. August 7, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    I remember an old Aesop fable about a man going down the road. The details are vague, but what I remember is every time someone saw him, they would criticize how he was packed. And he would rearrange to put …like his wife on the mule and the bags somewhere else., etc. At the end because of all of that rearranging he ended up losing everything.

    What a long way to say… Stay true to you. 🙂

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  7. August 7, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    There are people who write for others. It reminds me of blogging niches. Some people chose those which have the biggest following and THEN start writing. Others (like me), chose what they want to write about and then look for those who will read. Who’s the winner? Depending how you look at it. I think I would be more popular (and therefore, maybe be earning money), but I’m glad to be where I am because I am true to myself.

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  8. August 7, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Yes. Those bad reviews sting, but it’s the nature of the beast in entertainment.


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  9. August 7, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Totally agree! If you’re not engaged by your work, will anyone else be? Although of course you can’t please all the people all the time…etc. 🙂

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  10. August 7, 2019 at 7:31 am

    That quote fits this post to a T! You’re absolutely right, not every writer is for every reader, and vice versa. That’s OK:) No hard feelings!

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