Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Tuesday Tips: Not Giving a F#ck.

One of the most important tips I have learned as an author is to not care what everyone thinks.

Also known as, Not Giving a F#ck.

I encourage you to cultivate this habit, this skill, this attitude. Because it will help your writing. Especially as the last tip in 2020.

There are several benefits to this:
  • It helps create your original voice.
  • Accepting critiques becomes more useful.
  • It armors you against one-star reviews that happen to everyone.
  • It gives you the distance that allows you to improve your works.
  • It shields you from negative thoughts and discouragement.
  • It allows you to write a shitty first draft.
  • It makes it easier to release books into the world and move on.
  • It allows you to see how absurd people really are.
  • It fine-tunes your bullshit detector.
  • Everything gets easier, coffee tastes better, music touches you easier.
--Just remember that you are going to die one day. Wasted moments agonizing over what some stranger thinks is a waste of the life you have. Doubly so on Facebook. 

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