Ellie Elise


Writing—So Easy a Caveman Can Do It

What an insightful post! Good writers are quite often taken for granted. So many people see the spectacular writing out there and take it for granted because it is so natural to read that they don’t need to think about it. These readers only notice the bad stuff because it wasn’t natural to them as they read, and it stuck out like a sore thumb. I can’t blame them for that because it’s easy for me to do the same if I don’t stop and think about it!

As a budding writer I’ve had to get over myself and just take that leap to put myself and my writing out there. People will either love it or hate it and not only is that okay, but that’s part of a writer’s journey! We wouldn’t be able to grow, learn, and become better writers if it weren’t for the well placed criticisms we get from our readers.

-Ellie Elise

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Original image via Flickr Creative Commons courtesy of Sodanie Chea Original image via Flickr Creative Commons courtesy of Sodanie Chea

Recently a Facebook friend shared a post with me regarding Indie Musicians versus Indie Authors. It appears our culture has a fascination and reverence for the Indie Musician whereas Indie Authors face an immediate stigma. We authors have to continually prove ourselves, whereas musicians don’t (at least not in the same way). My friend seemed perplexed, but to me it’s very simple.

We’re not even going to address the flood of “bad” books. Many writers rush to publish before they’re ready, don’t secure proper editing, etc. But I feel the issue is deeper and it reflects one of the many challenges authors face and always will.

People give automatic respect to a musician because not everyone can play an instrument or sing. Simple. It’s clear that artist can do something many cannot.

As writers, we have an insidious enemy. People…

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