I sense judgemental eyes, and I instantly yield, withdraw. I come up with a justification, an excuse for my preferences…sometimes even minimizing my own preferences, or making fun of myself to detract from others judging stares.
I’m writing this to say I’m done.
Read More Justification
There are people who think that a valid book sales tactic is insulting more established authors that don’t know them on social media, claiming that said established author was attacking them for –when there is zero evidence to these claims. (Pathological lying)
Read More Breaking Social Contracts
There are certain people who feel it is appropriate to send their followers to troll established authors, or members of the SFF community. (Triangulation)
I lost because I allowed that person what they wanted out of that interaction: dominance–to cut me down back where they thought I belonged. To hear me give a verbal acknowledgement that I’m not as important as I think I am.
Read More The Critic We Should Never Tolerate–the Untruth Teller
We may not be able to change the external environmental event, but we can change our beliefs, perception, and conceptions about it.
Read More Let Go and Flow (by Guest Author, Lynn Seiser)