When Star Wars The Last Jedi came out, I realized that Star Wars fans don’t understand Chekhov’s Gun. I spent a lot of time on the Star Wars subreddit and the Youtube space following the release of the newest film. I personally loved the film. I though it told a brilliant story about dealing with […]
Younger me, you need to stop comparing yourself to other writers.
I browsed the net for some time this morning in search of some article articulating my biggest writer insecurities. I looked for the words that relayed all the sorts of nervous tension that builds up inside when you’re writing up a storm, yet, at the end of the day, have nothing to show for it. […]
The thing with contradictory feedback in writing is this: how do you take it all in? If one of your readers tells you “Hey, Character A is awesome,” while another says “I don’t understand Character A at all,” it is tempting to just shrug off the negative feedback, and look to the positive. It’s also tempting to bend to negative criticism immediately, and just fix whatever you think is broken.