Q: What if I hate marketing? A: That’s ok. I hate marketing also.
Writing is boring. It’s unnatural. It’s basically sitting and staring at a screen and typing into a keyboard.
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Most people write only with themselves in mind, and not with an audience in mind. And that is precisely the reason why no one cares about their writing.
It’s hard to get “chosen” to succeed. Nobody will do it for you. There are no magic blessings from the gatekeepers.
Avoidance of social interactions and intimate relationships. Excessive feelings of low self-esteem, shame and inadequacy. Withdrawal from situations where one is likely to be criticized. Hypersensitivity to rejection. These are just some of the traits of Avoidant Personality Disorder. But it goes beyond just anxiety or shyness.
I sat down with the author.
Why do we need poetry? The same reason we need all art. The same reason we need culture.
The more you brood about it, the more time you waste.
My characters are fictional projections of people in my life.