Have you ever noticed that parents are conspicuously absent from many juvenile and young adult fiction stories? Count your favorite heroes from fantasy or sci-fi, and you’ll find nary a parent among them.
I am going to state a very unpopular truth: Not everyone is cut out to be a writer. Before you start talking about believing in yourself, following your dreams, and the power of the human sprit, let me ask a question: Will a 125-lb. man with asthma ever be a professional football player? Will the compact girl with short legs ever be a ballerina star? However much we protest that all things are possible, we all know, deep down, that the likelihood of the possibility coming true is very, very small.
Physical barriers are obvious, but we like to think that mental barriers are different. Saying anyone can become a writer is like saying that anyone can become a quantum physicist or a lawyer. Unfortunately, just because publishing and sharing has never been easier doesn’t mean that those who can call themselves “published authors” are actually good at their craft.
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