Writers live many lives, become many characters and occasionally, have conversations with themselves until the wee hours of dawn.
During creative times writers sometimes look for and need encouragement. But there are some who, while they think are providing encouragement, actually try to cage the writer and guide them to write things they aren’t comfortable with. I’ve seen this happen to many a fellow writer. It’s a sad fact, it happens and for whatever reason these so-called guides become controllers and cause the writer un-do stress and the writer can become unsure of themselves, question their own work or even give up writing altogether.
These types of “guides” are not doing the writer any favours by burrowing inside the writers grey matter and manipulating them. Things like this are done out of jealousy, control and spite. It is purely a cruel act, especially when one becomes part of a group of writers. Never should one be told that they are to only exclusively writing “for the group”. Don’t ever let anyone tell you this, nor should you ever let anyone tell you what to write about or how to write it. Allowing others to control your flow does not allow the natural creative flow of your quill come from within you.
Know that you are a free spirit and what you produce is beautiful if it pleases you. If you are happy with what you produce then you are set free from the confines of the cage they try to keep you in. Allowing natural flow provides you freedom and in some cases healing.
Not everyone writes to become rich and famous. Many of us write as a form of self-therapy and through our own bravery decided to share via Social Media. Thus connections are formed. Touch just one soul with any piece of your work and the rewards are endless.
When you allow others to manipulate what you are writing, the style you are writing it in and how you present it, you lose a part of yourself and you lose free flow in your own creative senses. Let your writing come from within your soul. It’s a beautiful thing and there are many of us out there who are perfectly willing to read and share your work as you present it to the world. Free of the cage, free of restraints, free of scrutiny and free of the sordid bullshit some would try to pull on you.
I’ve seen some pretty manipulative folk in my forty-six years and one thing I know with all certainty is that a leopard will never change its spots. Once they show their true colours you see them for who and what they truly are; liars, fakes, bullies, jealous beings, who want to ruin you if you don’t conform to their ways. These types of people are always miserable, always talking shit behind others backs, moving from person to person spreading rumours and causing unnecessary fights amongst the ranks. just remember if they are talking to you about others then they are talking to others about you in the same manner. This is not supportive at all, just a group of wickedness, unhappiness, ruthlessness and destruction that they cage themselves in, thus having to pull others into the hell of their existence and unhappiness so they can feel their own self-worth.
Surround yourself with like-minded people as yourself.
Look for happiness not misery.
Seek supportiveness and kindness, not bossiness, hostility or negativity.
Most importantly – Write for yourself and not to please someone else.
If you feel it, write it
Set Yourself Free.