Healthy reminder:

To be a great writer, someone has to get upset with your work. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But it’s true.

All famous writers, including J. K. Rowling, Ernest Hemingway, and John Green, have made some reviewers angry before. One well-known author, Rudyard Kipling, had a review say: “…you just don’t know how to use the English language.”

Not everyone will enjoy your short story, poems, novel, etc. That’s impossible. But if no one knows your art, no one will dislike it. The more it’s known, the more it’s disliked.

That’s a pattern I’ve seen over the years. I’ve come to accept the terms no matter how strange it must be. If someone dislikes my work, it must mean I’m saying something that’s heard.

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