Critics. They’re everywhere: in our writing classes and writing groups, on the other side of an ISP, and sometimes (most of the time) in our own heads.
The struggle is real, and this week’s links focus on people who have been there and have come through the other side.
“Get a day job, but don’t get too good at it. It will take you away from your writing.” And other heartfelt advice on the struggle to make art in a mad, mad world. Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner’s Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists
The long haul of being an author on submission: When It Feels Like Everyone Is Getting What You Want.
Courtney Maum dives into the dark side of being a debut author in her post, Why Being A Debut Author Isn’t Exactly A Dream Come True.
In this episode of Dear Sugar, Episode 6: How Do I Survive The Critics?, the Sugars, along with writer George Saunders, discuss the heartbreak and value of good and bad criticism for a self-described thin-skinned author who feels crushed by reviews.
And just for fun, regardless of your status as a struggling artist, an author on endless submission, a debut author, or seasoned pro: Check out these 16 Incredible Library Bars In London.