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You gotta have thick skin when you're a creative. If there's one thing I lacked early on, it was thick skin. The ability to take criticism - good or bad - and keep moving forward. Taking criticism is paramount to a writer's long-term success. Hearing it; absorbing it; applying it. But, there was another thing I lacked even more: patience. I've always possessed a strange anxiety about my writing. I've often thought that if I didn't write my book fast enough - or publish it quick enough - then some other author might steal my idea. And therefore take my place in whatever niche I was trying to fill. Ultimately, this kind of worry is unnecessary. And highly toxic to a creative's craft. And in hindsight, as much as I needed to learn the value of criticism, I also needed to learn the value of taking time with my ideas. Not just the good ideas, but my best idea. Webpage: www.jclfaltot.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_writers_lens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewriterslens/?ref=aymt_homepage_panelview more
The Writer's Lens - Pilot
The Writer's Lens - E2: What Is Passion?
The Writer's Lens - E3: Working "Really Hard"
The Writer's Lens - E4: Rejection...Ugh
The Writer's Lens - E5: Progress Update
The Writer's Lens - E6: You Wrote a Book, Now What?
The Writer's Lens - Interview 01: Willie and Rachel Scott, authors of "Better Than Blended"
The Writer's Lens - E7: Trials and Takeaways
The Writer's Lens - E8: Amazon, Big Brother, and Fake Reviews
The Writer's Lens - E9: Storytelling
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