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Writers, Words, and a Thick Skin

Posted on May 24 by

A week ago I had an uncomfortable conversation — who with doesn’t matter. But words were said to me that inflicted great pain. Words that accused me of being someone I’m not — someone I know I’m not. Even with that knowledge they hurt. This quote seems to appropriate in light of that situation: I tried to track down the source for this image and quote, but the link went nowhere. Don’t worry, I’ve forgiven this person. But I still have to tell myself that the words are lies and aren’t the truth about me a dozen times a day when they resurface. And eventually I will drown them out. And maybe I will forget. Be careful with your words…and get a thick skin. #amwriting #words Click To Tweet Maybe. Why do I mention this here? On a blog that is for writers? I mention it because writers are going to hear a lot of criticism. Some of it will feel extremely unfair and unfounded. I still remember the way I felt when I read feedback on the one...

Shadowed by Grace

“I hope you know what you’re doing, Justice.”
“I do.” She put as much force behind the word as she could without shouting.
He leaned back in his chair, unlit cigar poised to punctuate a thought. “You’ve got talent. A way with that camera.”
She stroked the case, feeling as if it extended from her, a natural extension.

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