Your Writing Will Never Make Every Reader Happy


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions Blog that reminds us that Your Writing Will Never Make Every Reader Happy

Meg Dowell Writes

Not all writers are people-pleasers. Yet we all have to do everything we can to satisfy our audiences (real or imagined) all the same.

Many writers, however, also live with the general desire to make everyone they interact with happy. It’s impossible, of course. We know this. That doesn’t stop the urgency. The never-ending quest for perfection. The irrational hope that everyone will always like everything we do.

Or publish.

You’ve likely heard before that trying to please everyone as a writer is a direct line to years of misery, disappointment, and — probably — failure.

All that’s 100% true, don’t get me wrong.

But has anyone ever actually told you how the HECK you’re supposed to keep writing when you know for a fact some people aren’t going to like it?

Hi. Hello. I have advice. It’s why you’re here, after all, isn’t it? Let’s get to it.

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