GREATEST ASK BOX MOMENT OF MY LIFE.
I can’t find your piece—can you send me a link? I’d love to read it, especially with that kind of an introduction. One can only imagine…I’m picturing “MEN ARE THE DEVIL” written forty times and divided into neat little paragraphs.
In terms of writing advice—the only advice I truly feel qualified to give is keep doing it. More people have given me shit about what I’ve written, how I’ve written it, and who they think I am than I can express here, but I made a conscious decision to keep writing and stay true to what I actually believe instead of cow-towing to what the nebulous “they” want. It may be hard sometimes to drown out the white noise, but do your best. The internet is a tough place to write—people can be vicious. If you’re starting out on Thought Catalog, it’s up there with the most ruthless, witty, devastatingly cutting commenters on the internet (outside of 4chan and The Forum). Keep writing, and have a strong voice—it will show, it will keep people coming back.
And one day you’ll look at your bank account and see that people are paying you actual money to write your words down—and it will be the greatest day of your life. :)
Thank you again.