You Are Not Your Work

Novelty Revisions

A writer writes. Their work is (usually) their property. Sometimes it can feel like they’re so deeply connected with their characters that their work seems more than just a figurative child — more like an organ they could live without, but would rather not.

This is a great thing, when actively writing something. You need to feel connected, fully invested enough that you can gauge the potential reactions of readers by how you feel as you’re writing.

After the fact — when it’s time to share that work — there’s a need for separation.

It does not always happen.

These are the writers who become overly defensive of their work, who lash out at anyone who criticizes or disagrees with them.

These are the writers who threaten to quit when things do not go the way they want.

Rejection is one of the biggest examples of this.

A writer’s work…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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