Hello, my fellow Booksians. Here is a short paragraph that every author, I think should read. It will inspire you and give you the confidence you need when you are writing.
The other day, my friend, Vivian and I were chatting and we started talking about the right and wrong ways to writing a good story. But are there really rules to writing either one? Sure there can be grammar issues making it terrible, but that's not what Viv and I were talking about. Instead, it was about the constructive criticism we all get from time to time.
There are always some readers who don't really like what you have written or how you have written your story, so in the end, they leave some advice in ways to fix it up a bit. If you're like me, you read the criticism and choose to ignore it. Yes, I ignore most criticisms from my work and there is a reason why. Though I take the words to heart, I ignore them because what are they going to do for me? If I fixed the problem the reader noticed in the first place, and they happened to come back to read it, and then liked it, saying so in another comment, then they likes it, but maybe some other reader does not. You see, every time you fix a problem that another reader feels needs to be changed, there will always be haters to your edited work. It's a cycle. No matter how hard you work at editing out all the problems in your story, there will always be another reader to give you more advice to fix the problem again and again. By ignoring the many criticisms you receive, you will never have to go through the troubles of fixing it over and over again, even if it doesn't need to be fixed. Now, I'm not saying you have to ignore all criticisms because maybe you agree with a few of them, but don't get shoved right into the editing mode either. It can get frustrating causing you to give up and maybe delete it all together.
If you don't believe me on this, take your favorite book as an example. I will use mine which is Harry Potter, a perfect example for this case. We all know that the Harry Potter series are best-selling books, making J.K. Rowling a billionaire. There is no denying that. And with that, come the many fans that adore the books and also the people that don't really like the books. But what are the non-fans going to do? Ask J.K. Rowling to edit the books until they like it? Like that will ever happen. If she were to change the books to the way non-fans like it, eventually Harry Potter wouldn't be her book anymore, it would be the people who asked her to change it, in a way.
With this in mind, next time you are creating a fantastic story, is it really worth changing your whole story based off the constructive criticism you receive? Because you will always have fans, but you will also have haters. Just remember, you are the final judge to your story. If you like what you have created, that's all that matters.
Please pass word around that this is out because I believe this could help others with their writing, or even boost up their confidence! Thank you! :D
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