78: Fragile Dreams

I’m on the train, on my way back from my writers group meet up

I’m both inspired and also had a dose of cold water reality thrown on my face (in a good way)

I love being a part of something that challenges me to improve but yet feels safe.

As writers, of any kind really but I’m specifically thinking about screenwriters, we can often be insecure about showing our work to others

Being judged is a dream and talent killer, especially when the dream or talent is still young and fragile

But a young and fragile dream must grow, it must develop roots of its own if it has any hopes of standing on its own

Whatever your fragile dream or talent may be, recognise that the only way it can grow is for it to be exposed to others, scrutinised and developed through consultation

You need feedback

You need sculpting

You need support. Period

This writers group consists of such incredibly powerful writers with sharp points of views that it makes me sharper by association

I learn from them and hopefully contribute to the group too

It’s a mastermind of sorts

Fragile dreams need to grow

Grow and strengthen your own

Be well

SRZ

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3 thoughts on “78: Fragile Dreams

  1. Hello, fellow writer!

    It’s true. Critique can be difficult to hear, and even more difficult to follow. But if writers are willing to take it with an open palm, it can be a gift that will take them to wonderful places.

    The biggest thing I’ve had to realize is that I’m my work’s best advocate. As the advocate, I must believe in my work’s value. Not perfection, but value. If I don’t have that solid foundation, critique will crush me.

    I’m glad you have a good support group, and you are willing to share your work with others. It’s been a long-time coming for me, but I think it’s time. 🙂

    Thank you for posting this! If you feel so inclined, please stop by my blog! I’m writing a fantasy novel, and I’m posting new segments every Friday at the latest. I’d value any feedback you’d be willing to give.

    Have a wonderful day!

    -B

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    1. Hi B!
      Wow I love this comment, ‘value, not perfection’ yes absolutely! And I also like the notion of being the advocate for our work. We must believe in and recognise the value in it.
      I’ll absolutely be dropping by your site, can’t wait to read 🙂

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