J.A. Konrath Advises Writers: ‘Get Over Yourself’

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By Jason Boog Comment

In his annual Konrath’s Resolutions For Writers column, novelist J.A. Konrath offered some subdued advice for writers: “I really think it is possible to make a very nice living by writing and not worrying about anything else.”

In a world where writers struggle to manage Facebook profiles, Twitter pages, Tumblrs, Google+ accounts, Pinterest pages and blogs, Konrath urged aspiring writers to “get over yourself.” Do you agree?

Here’s more from the post:  “I have turned off Google Alerts, and don’t Google my name or my pen names. I don’t go on message boards. I don’t read my book reviews. I don’t care what people are saying about me, good or bad, in blogs or on Twitter or in the media. There will always be people who don’t like you, and don’t like your books. Ignore them. Trust me, it is liberating to be free of the opinions of strangers. We all need to focus on our writing. Because the millions of readers out there don’t care about your blog.”

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