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Don't Write, if you can avoid it.

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Don't Write, if you can avoid it.

Postby DrG2 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:29 pm

K.M. Weiland suggests: My first line of advice is always: "If you can NOT write, then don't." It's a great life, but only if you love it.

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Re: Don't Write, if you can avoid it.

Postby Elibet1 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:39 am

:roll: Well, everyone is free to make suggestions. :mrgreen:

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Re: Don't Write, if you can avoid it.

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Re: Don't Write, if you can avoid it.

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Re: Don't Write, if you can avoid it.

Postby Brien Sz » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:24 am

Every field is competitive if you want success. I don't care what it is. To be in the top of that field is even more competitive. You never ever, ever, ever, give the advice to quit or do something else. When you do, you are essentially speaking into a mirror. My advice, throw the mirror away.

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Re: Don't Write, if you can avoid it.

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Postby mammamaia » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:54 am

a great big 'amen' to all of that, james!
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Re: Don't Write, if you can avoid it.

Postby Brien Sz » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:58 pm

James - you may be right in your analysis in a general sense. But there are way too many success stories in the world where people were advised to quit, take up a different professions, etc.., and they stuck it out, followed their dream and became successful at something. When I say success, it isn't always about having tons of money. It's too easy to quit. The world is full of them. Don't count me as someone who will ever give up on anybody if they have the will, the passion and the focus to be good at something. I've experienced it and I've shown others that nearly everything is surmountable if you truly want it. My belief system. It may not be everyone's way of thinking and maybe I'm not as pragmatic about things as others, it's just my way of looking at the world... good, bad or indifferent.

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Re: Don't Write, if you can avoid it.

Postby DrG2 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:19 pm

we have a great writing prompt, campers: Write a story about someone struggling with the decision to continue or not. It can be about a relationship, job, suicide or any behavior.

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