Have you ever give up on writing?
Long ago when I participated in the WP Writing 101 course, a number of participants listed some of these reasons for giving up on writing years ago:
- family would invade their privacy by reading their journals or creative work without permission;
- being accused of basing fictional characters on family and friends;
- people assuming that everything written was 100% true, especially the more “mature” content;
- sharing their personal feelings or writing frankly about a topic only to be interrogated about the meaning behind their words.
It was astounding to these reasons pop up so much.
To be writers and storytellers, we need to develop a thick skin but you don’t need to justify anything to anyone anymore.
You write to express yourself and you do not have to justify what you write and why you write.
You write because you are a writer.
It’s as simply as that.
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Updated from original Justify Your Love, November 10, 2015