I was cruising the forums and someone was commenting about how a lot of beginning writers like to ask “what do you think about b’ab blah, blah?” What a ridiculous question to continually ask! The only one who knows if something is good or not is you the writer and any agent it’s sent off to.
What I really find silly are the ones who are worried about whether or not their writing is politically correct. Huh?? I have to agree with Stephen King’s quote:
“if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway.”
Writing, like any art, has a tendency to shake society with its impact, so why worry about what others think? Unless you’re in a country that limits your ability to have free speech, write how you feel and be happy with it. Remember:
“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”