Writers, Do You Have Unsupportive Friends and Family? You’re Not Alone. – by Anne R. Allen

Unfortunately there are too many writers who are not supported by their loved ones. Thanks for this great article, Anne R. Allen!

I’m always amazed at how many people I know — friends who would go out of their way to help me physically — cannot say one supportive thing about my writing. Some even ask for one of my books and then never mention it again. Others make fun of the fact I’m a writer. “Yeah, but what do you do for a living?”

When I tell them I’ve written a blogpost about a subject that interests them, they make elaborate excuses for not reading it. Or they say “I’m not a blogger” as if that prevents them from reading online content.

Even after three bestsellers, a highly successful blog, and multiple awards. I have a lot of unsupportive friends who don’t acknowledge that I’m a writer. And I’ve discovered I’m not alone.

It turns out a whole lot of people can’t deal with having creatives for friends.

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2 thoughts on “Writers, Do You Have Unsupportive Friends and Family? You’re Not Alone. – by Anne R. Allen

  1. I’ve given up pushing family and friends who I know won’t bother. If they ask, I tell them things are coming along. I’m not in the league of J K Rowling or Stephen King, but my time will come. In the meantime I stay in touch with other writers like you and those who are supportive.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your opinion on that matter. My friends are supportive, well, at least they express their support… but some of them never read even one of my books… or my blog… It’s sad at times.


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