Yep, tough skin is needed. Hardest is the relatives, but that is few. Sometimes, it's only the belief system that differs, so I take it for what it is. I have learned over the years to accept citicism and learn from it. It wasn't always easy, but that's growing.

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I wish I could be that brave. I agree and always come back to - Seat on Chair. You can only be a writer if you write.

A sure job as a nurse and also feeling needed kept me at nursing. I am inspired every day. My latest job is my new muse.

Reading about writing and authors stories encourages me, too. I dream now of encouraging the teens I see every day to write. Would the high school want a nurse to sponsor a writers club? If I stay at school nursing... the pay is making me want to make money writing. Sometimes, that's a motivator, as well.

I enjoy reading your articles.

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Mollie Lyon

Mollie Lyon

Author of Main Street, a Gables and Gingerbread Story, Summer Triangle, Outside of Time and Last Free Exit. Working on more novels.