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About This Writing Thing

12
Dec 2019

Episode 14: Why Your Friends and Family Don’t Have to Read Your Work

We all want the people we love to read our work. That validation is something we crave, but what if we stopped putting that pressure on ourselves and the people we love? I'm talking about my own experiences with this struggle and how letting go of the expectation has affected my process. No transcript this week. Sorry, y'all. 

SPECIAL NOTE: In this episode I share the time I asked someone I admire to read my work and they didn't. In no way did I intend to come across as angry that they didn't read my story during the hardship they were experiencing. They truly were very sick during that summer and I completely understand not reading my story during a time when they were trying to recover from such an illness. 

ANNOUNCEMENT: About This Writing Thing will be on hiatus until January 8, 2020. I say January 7 twice at the end of this episode, but that is incorrect. Episode 15 will drop on January 8, 2020 at 8:00 AM ET. 

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I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and, more than anything, I hope you keep writing!

4
Dec 2019

Episode 13: Corrections, Editing Updates, and Critique Tips

TO read the blog post about this episode go HERE.

Mentioned in this episode: Swoonworthy Virtual Bookclub. Find the podcast HERE. Check out Krista Harper on Instagram.

My 10 critique guidelines are included in this episode. We all have them. Well, those of us who are actively working with other writers. I'd love to hear yours! Comment below or reach out to me on Twitter: @writingthingpod or @saybeller. You can also find me on Instagram (saybeller).

Want to know more about what I'm up to? Check out saywordbeller.com!