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Don’t Take Reviews Personally

What if I told you that you don’t need a thick skin to handle book reviews? Nope, you don’t, not with a proper attitude adjustment. Allow me…

Don’t Take Reviews Personally

I joined a writing group before I became a writer. Hanging around the periphery, I watched and learned, feeling like a poser who had snuck in. I didn’t have a story to write, just a mishmash of ideas generated by pop songs. Who knows why I hung in there, but I did. I didn’t actually start writing until a guest speaker stated, “You don’t have to have a story in order to begin writing.”

“Well, hey!” I thought, “I don’t have a story!” And so my writing journey began. At first I was simply stringing together some of the ideas bouncing around in my head. Eventually I created a (great) manuscript. Then I was faced with the really big question: