Insecure Writers Support Group

Alex has this cool, monthly post called The Insecure Writer’s Support Group.

I love this idea–and not just for writers, either–for everyone. I mean, who couldn’t use an encouraging word, pat on the back, or hug (even cyber hugs).

As an author/writer I often worry about things such as who likes my book, who doesn’t, why don’t they–but then I mentally slap myself and remember very key advice I’ve received on this journey:

“You can’t please everyone. Not everyone will like you or your writing style.”

It’s so true. I know I don’t like every single book I pick up to read. It’s not a knock against the writer as a person, it just wasn’t my type of book. So, I say, whether you’re a writer or not,

“Keep on doing what you’re doing.”

Have a super day, everyone!

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24 Responses to Insecure Writers Support Group

  1. Mel Chesley says:

    Very true, very good advice to live by. Especially as an author! Dropping by for the Blogfest, have a great day!

  2. Ciara Knight says:

    This is so true. Don’t let a negative review crush your dreams.

  3. Kendall Grey says:

    Great advice! And really, think about it. Do you really WANT everyone to like your book? I don’t! I didn’t write it for everyone. I have a target audience I want to please. Everyone else is tofu gravy. πŸ™‚

  4. Maggie says:

    You’re on the mark there! We think alike!

  5. Danica Avet says:

    Truer words were never spoken, Lynn. Thanks!

  6. That’s what I do. Keep on keeping on. As Dora the fish said, “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.”

  7. And with all the insecurities today, thanks for posting a word of encouragement!

  8. Laila says:

    It’s true. I remind myself of that while I’m writing, that not everyone is going to like it. What’s important is everything I learn along the way. πŸ™‚

  9. Lindsay says:

    Love those two pearls of wisdom

  10. I love the sayings. It’s so true what they say.

  11. I needed this today thanks. I’m having a crisis of confidence πŸ™‚

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