obsidian_cicatrix Jul 1, 2016
I think the majority of us would admit to feeling as you do at some point. I know I did. I'll tell you this though... no amount of folks saying nice things helps. It matters what you think. I think that, somewhere down the line, you'll find yourself as a writer and once that happens, it won't matter what other folks think or, at least, not so much. When writing for the masses, some thought needs to be given as to their wants and expectations, but maybe not to the point where you have to utterly compromise the kind of writer you are.

As for your experiences, what does that matter in the grand scheme of things? My point is that, whatever you have experienced in life, those experiences belonged to you and you alone. No one has the perspective of any given event that you do. That makes you a special snowflake, even if you can't see it yourself. ;)

And yes... keep going. Don't let your doubts win the day.
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