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Writers – Fill Your Own Shoes — 5 Comments

  1. I enjoyed this article. A famous quote says, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” In the publishing world, imitation is probably the most traveled road to rejection. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Melissa, thanks for the great advice. It’s so easy to lose ourselves in our efforts to finish a book or article. I find myself too often leaning into what others think instead of sticking to what I really want to say. Appreciate your experience.

  3. Thank you Evelyn, Susie, and Cindy for your comments. I love your statement, Cindy, that “In the publishing world, imitation is probably the most traveled road to rejection.” Very wise words! I’m glad you all found the article helpful.

  4. Great article Melissa! Thank you. It never really crossed my mind to be someone other than just me. Your article is a wonderful reminder that as authors we need to be authentic and not an imitator. Our voice. Our words. Our story.