Healthy reminder:

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

Many famous writers, including J. K. Rowling, Ernest Hemingway, and John Green, all have been successful in their careers. But they also made some reviewers angry.

One well-known author, Rudyard Kipling, had a review say: “…you just don’t know how to use the English language.”

Not everyone in the world is going to enjoy your short story, poems,  novel, etc. That’s impossible to begin with. But if no one knows your piece of art, no one will dislike it. The more it’s known, the more people dislike it.

It’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 being heard.

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