Thursday, July 10, 2014
Write For You
Fast forward to today... Authors of every genre lived in the time of syllabi. They use that time to create the worlds you fall in love with.
So, here's what pisses me off. Many times I scroll along Facebook or Twitter or I get a blog update from a favorite writer with a gift. Either an excerpt to a book I am dying to read or from an author/friend who has honored me by asking me to proof read something for them.
When these authors show us a glimpse, it's a reward for your loyalty and love. When I see on comments or threads comments like...
"You better not be..."
"I don't like where this is going..."
"Don't mess with my boys..."
"Don't make me hate you..."
"I don't think I like that you are..."
"You know what you should do?"
These are only a few examples. I see it more often than not. Sometimes an author/friend will wonder if what they are writing is okay because of your comments. They second guess because you don't realize the power you hold.
An author writes for the love of it and thrives on the joy you get from their words. Instead of telling a writer what they "SHOULD" write, why don't you take that criticism and write your own book. Don't be a teacher and school them in how they should write their book. It's not an easy task to complete a story.
I commend authors who pummel through the unwanted critiques and take us to places we don't have the guts to take ourselves to.
So, Writers, you write your story! Write for you and those who appreciate you will follow.