Thank you for this helpful, humorous blog entry on learning to share your writing. Getting feedback is an important part of the process. It’s a mixed blessing when you have an English Lit. Masters degree holder living with you ;-\
As a person who spent 20 years writing without another soul seeing it, I think its fair to say I am a self-proclaimed expert on the difficulty of sharing.
I think this is probably something many writers struggle with at first. That transition from our innermost thoughts being just that, to allowing them exposure to the light of day and the critical assessment of others.
It’s daunting, I get that. Really, I do.
This is the first question you need to answer before you go any further. If you have no aspirations to publish or simply love to write but have no desire to do anything more, then you should feel no burden or need to share. For a lot of my twenty years writing I was exactly this, happy to write, no burning need for it to go anywhere or be…
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