Complimenting a writer is tricky business. We’ve all heard things like “It’s good.” “What was good about it?” “Dunno.” Or worse, “it’s fine.”
Fine? If it’s fine I’ve done something wrong, haven’t I? I wanted to make something great. It is easy to be a salty, salty writer. Sometimes readers simply won’t connect with your writing, and we need to be alright with that. But today, let’s take a moment among friends to share our absolute saltiest writer moments.
I’ll start us off. A while back, I was in a workshop where someone described my writing as “overdramatic.” While a completely fair criticism, it was a difficult one to take–mostly because it came from someone whose voluptuous prose made me cringe so hard I nearly ejected my soul from my body.
Now, see, there’s no real reason to be angry, here. No one did anything wrong. I’m just…salty. And that’s okay.
It’s anonymous, it’s cathartic, and on paper it’s fairly humorous. Give it a try! Be salty before you’re angry.