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Well, new novelists. A few months into seriously writing a new novel, you’re going to discover that you’ve mutated.
Yeah. Like the X-Men.
You’re just not a normal human being any more.
Personally, I think this is great, because normal is… well… boring.
You’ll see yourself differently and you’ll look at the world differently. And sometimes, the normal people will speak. And you’ll think they might as well be speaking Swahili.
But today, I’m going to introduce you to another mutation in the human race. Here’s some info I want you to remember.
Description: The critic is a versatile and dangerous natural enemy to the writer. Usually, their calls take one of these forms:
- So what’s your real job?
- Do you really think you have something to write?
- All the stories have been written already.
- But you’re not published, are you?
- What could there possibly be to writing a novel? (Implication: that you’re a prize idiot for taking long to finish writing.)