Understanding Writers

I found this post by Dahlia Adler a few months ago and loved it. For some reason, it seemed perfect for a rainy Friday. Whether you’re a writer or a reader, it offers some good insight.

Read it, comment, and then head on over to The Daily Dahlia for more.

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Non-writers, we love you. We really do. We love how badly you want us to succeed, how badly you want to give us advice, and the incredible amount of support you give with your words and wallets. You are amazing. And when you try to make suggestions as to how we should go about publishing our books, it’s not you we’re frustrated at, exactly. We know that writing looks easy; it’s something we’ve all had to do in school a zillion times. And we know we’re not all getting paid for it yet, and that makes it look like it’s just this fun little thing we do to pass the time or indulge our insanity, and yes, it is that too.

But here’s the thing: it’s hard work. It’s time-consuming. It’s soul-sucking. And it’s so, so much more than you think it is. It’s something that requires a lot more…

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4 responses to “Understanding Writers

  1. I really liked this post. Thank you for sharing it. :o)

    • I think Dahlia puts it SO well. I urge all writers to print out copies and bring them on Thanksgiving! That way, when the aunts and uncles start asking why you’ve been writing for two years and aren’t JK Rowling yet (with the unspoken follow-up… at least in my mind… of “when is it time to give up?”)… you can let someone else do the explaining!

  2. Great post. I love getting suggestions from family, particularly in-laws. It’s a great test of your relationship’s strength.

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