A Strange Breed, Are We Writers

And Why That’s a Very Good Thing

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Thin-skinned, overly-sensitive, empathetic, brave, frightened, insecure, self-confident — name any pair of contradicting adjectives, and that’s who we are as writers.

People often ask (far too often, in my opinion) in Facebook writing groups, “Why do you write?” There are several variations on this theme — “What’s your motivation…



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Robyn Sinéad Sheppard

Robyn Sinéad Sheppard

I used to be disgusted; now I'm just amused. In 5 years of being in the Medium Partner Program, I've made all of $22.47. But I still persist.