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Thin-skinned creatures

June 26, 2016

I still read my reviews. Some I agree with and some I don’t. There’s even a slim chance that some might even help me be a better writer. ~ Connie

Patricia Johns

Authors are thin-skinned. It takes a very sensitive personality to write a novel, because we have to become the characters we create. We have to empathize with people in different situation, figure out why they do what they do, why they feel what they feel. And once we’ve figured that out, we need to put it all down onto paper for our readers.

We require a thin skin order to do the job we do. But once that job is done and our book it out, we have to suddenly have a thick skin, because the internet is a cruel and heartless place. I’ve mentioned before that I won’t read reviews because my skin is just not thick enough. Writing takes sensitivity, a delicate touch, and the trouble with a sensitive nature is that it’s easily tossed off balance.

We sensitive people are the ones who feel a change in…

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  1. Thanks for the reblog! 🙂

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