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Are you secretly jealous of other copywriters who are also published book authors (if you aren’t one yourself)?

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I’m not secretly jealous of other copywriters. I’m openly jealous of other copywriter.

Especially seeing my book sucks like an industrial grade vacuum

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No. I like doing things in my free time other than writing. Sue me.

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I can barely read a book, why would I want to write one. There are different kinds of writers.

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I can barely *read*

I feel like I already wrote a book. It’s a series of somewhat unrelated :30, :15 and :06 short stories.

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No. Next question?

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Forget a novel. Hell, I don’t even like writing long copy. MAJOR props to anyone who does though, regardless of whether or not it gets published.

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No

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Nah. I hate that subset of writing. I’m a little jealous of tv and sketch comedy writers but i hear their lives are even worse than ours.

I’m happy with my little niche

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I can't even read

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No. I don’t really enjoy writing.

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Write a poetry book instead so you can cower behind subjectivity.

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Why does everyone assume all copywriters are aspiring and/or failed “actual” writers with a novel or screenplay in their desk drawer?

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Seriously, most of us only aspire to have a novel or screenplay in our desks. But writing all that? Never gonna happen.

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I’d be jealous if someone wrote a Netflix series. Most novels go unread and make no money.

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Nope. No desire to write a book.

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Envy is always telling - it lets you know what the other person has done is something you wish to achieve. Use it as a North Star. (Taken from the book the artist’s way - not written by a cw)

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I think it just comes down to doing it vs talking about doing it. And be ok with the first draft being “terrible.”

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Very!

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More respect than jealousy.

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Actually started the process of a first draft this month. Turned in 2 chapters to an editor friend. I’ve come to realize it’s very doable. Doesn’t have to be a 500+ page tome. 175-300 pages is still novel length.

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Nope

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