While some authors greet others with comradery, many others greet fellow writers with competition. There seems to be 4 big rivalries that people feel strongly one is better than the other.
If you’ve been on the receiving end of this “I’m a better author than you” attitude, this short blog is to simply say your writing is good enough. Whichever side you are on in these 4 areas is okay. I’m a self-published, paperback only, nonfiction author who is Christian. If you are a traditionally published Ebook author who writes fiction, there’s no need to separate us. We are all authors. Writing is artwork. There are a lot of writers and readers who say you should write to your audience. I couldn’t disagree more. No matter what you write, there are people who will love it and who will dislike it. It is impossible to please everyone. In fact, I’d bet money there will be people on the internet who beg to disagree with this blog. No matter what you write, someone will seek to disagree. Those people are welcome to write their own books or blogs to express their opinions. Trying to please the reader takes the joy out of writing. Dance to the beat of your own drum. Write to the stroke of your own feather. Pay no mind to other authors who have a better-than-you attitude. Their perspective is their problem, not yours. Be yourself. If you want to write, do it your way. No one else can create the art you were made to make in the exact way that you do. If you want to publish, do so in the way that is best for *you*. Listen to within. You know what kind of writer you are. Enjoy the journey.