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Monday, October 27, 2008

Beware of Trolls...

Riffing off of my previous post on the writing thing...

I came across this gem from Greg Rucka's blog.

A very familiar story to me. The chain of events in my case are a bit different, but the essentials remain the same: there are some folks who cannot fathom this sort of pursuit and try to steer you to what they think you should do.

Worse than well-meaning friends doing it to you--well-meaning relatives. You know the ones. Good ol' Uncle Harry scoffing when you tell him you want to be a writer* and he tells you, "Why don't you get a real job?"

And when you do stand your ground to those same relatives and tell them you are a writer and they say, "No, you work at Such-and-Such Company."

Chaps my hide.

I always want to tell them to fuck off give them the One-Fingered Salute.

*Or actor. Or dancer. Or musician. Or singer. Or rock star. Or anything creative and artistic.

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