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#WritingWednesday: Not Everyone Will Like Your Work, and That's Okay

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As writers, one of our biggest desire is to have our words and thoughts be heard. We want people to read our work (at least most of us do). Some people would rather sequester their work away for fear of people hating it or thinking it’s bad. I’m here to say: get over it.

It sounds harsh, but it’s extremely important. Whether you want to write the next great American novel, inspiring and lyrical poetry, or hard-hitting journalism, you need to learn to get over rejection and the fear of someone hating your work, because there will always be someone who hates your work.

Even some of the greatest novels of all time are hated by people. A lot of people worship the book “Catcher in the Rye” for being a literary classic, and I, on the other hand, think it’s one of the worst books ever written.

Writing is subjective, no matter how hard you try to make it objectively good. You can have all the techniques and skills in the world down and it still won’t change someone’s opinion who just doesn’t enjoy that style of work.

So, get past the fear and just share your words! Because for every one person who doesn’t like what you do, there are 20 in the wings waiting to praise every word you put to the page.

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