The Mystery Blogger Award

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  1. I never knew that story about Steven King! He actually threw it out?! Insanity!!

  2. Sophie Li says:

    Hi JW!
    That is awesome that you’ve challenge Biebs to a fight on twitter – Sounds like he chickened out on that one! Speaking of Justin Bieber, I met him when he was a kid: He was born and raised in a small town in Canada near where I live (Stratford). In high school, my friends and I went on a class trip and we saw a kid busking in front of the theatre – That was Justin Bieber (back when he was 10 years old and cute haha)! I am not much of a fan of his music but I love telling this story 🙂
    I also really love On Writing – it is a book that I read again and again. When I feel discouraged about how hard it is to succeed as a writer, I always think about Stephen King’s story. Everyone has to start somewhere!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for nominating me! I really want to read Stephen King’s On Writing. I didn’t know that he tried to throw away Carrie. That’s crazy!!

    • J.W. Martin says:

      Self-doubt can be a terrible thing! That’s why it’s important for writers to get over their fear of showing their work, as long as they’re showing it to people who will be honest, and as long as they have thick enough skin to take feedback. I find it’s only tough to take when it’s non-constructive.

      • Elizabeth says:

        I remember in school being very reluctant to change anything about my writing of a teacher asked me to. That’s why the drafting process was always hard for me. I would definitely need to get over that if I ever tried to write and publish anything.

        • J.W. Martin says:

          It’s pretty easy with writing your own stuff. You just have to remember a few things. Only show it to people who will give CONSTRUCTIVE feedback. Once you have the right group of people, then it’s time for the other thing to remember: everyone giving you suggestions is only trying to make things better. Whether you agree with them or now, and whether they’re right or wrong, genuine feedback is only meant for positive change.

  4. hahaha oh man if only that Justin Bieber fight had happened 😉

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