Struggling authors, please read.

Sound advice from Kyle Perkins 😀


Author Kyle Perkins

By Kyle Perkins.

So lately I have heard from a few people that they feel like they should just give up on writing because for whatever reason, they are feeling like it just isn’t worth it anymore. Whether they feel like they aren’t getting enough attention, don’t have enough fans, or whatever the case may be, they are wrong, and here’s why.

Writers and authors have a gift, and because we have that gift, we have an obligation, a responsibility to use it. We may “just” arrange words in such a fashion that people enjoy reading them, but a heart surgeon “just” transplants hearts, and astronauts “just” go to space. We need to stop treating writing like it is simply a hobby that “anyone” can do, because that’s not the case. We “just” take people to places they can’t go on their own, and give them a form of escapism…

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12 thoughts on “Struggling authors, please read.

  1. Indeed, Kyle. A writer *must* be a writer. It is not a matter of waking up one day and deciding “I’m gonna write a book.” It happens because a wound opens up, people crowd our minds and shout day and night, visions of other places and times mask what our eyeballs try to send our minds, and those vision become more real than the ringing telephone on the desk. It is because when we start writing and the sun’s up, we marvel to raise our eyes from the screen and keyboard and look out at the window only to be welcomed by the moon.

    It’s not for any other reason than to make all those characters in our head stop shouting urging us to scribe their stories.

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