Inspirational Quote Friday – Eleanor Roosevelt

The Pearls of Writing Wisdom

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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

I confess I’ve loved this quote for a long time. I still smile when Joseph reminds Amelia of this very fact in Princess Diaries (You caught me, I’ve watched that movie more times than I can count. The love story between Clarisse and Joseph…but I digress.)

As authors, we need to remember this quote ALL THE TIME. Why? Because our industry is highly subjective and what one agent/editor/reader loves…another one hates.  I’ve entered contests a few times in the past and I’m always amazed at how people could read the exact same words on a page and walk away with such varying interpretations of a piece of work.

The important distinction authors have to remind themselves about is just because someone doesn’t like or appreciate our work, it’s not a direct reflection of us personally (though, I admit…

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