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When you read their work –
and it is work,
and you will often come second to the job –
it’s best to know which pieces are fictions,
which ones are wishes,
and which parts are for you.
Something I might play with. I find non-writers often assume the things you write are things that actually happened to you in some way (at least, when it doesn't involve dragons or something that clearly marks it as "Fantasy").

dA needs a category - besides Scraps - for "I'm still playing with this it probably isn't finished yet I just want to test the waters and maybe hook some ideas."
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x-Sinister-Chaos-x Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student
I don't remember where I heard or read this, but there's a line that goes something like "Never fall in love/date a writer, because they will immortalize you in their work"
Maybe it doesn't come from anywhere... maybe I even made it up
But I know for certain it is similar to Charles Warnke's "Don't Date a Girl Who Reads" 
It makes me wonder if writers should fall in love with writers... should artists only marry artists, so then they'll understand one another? But then they will never truly be in love, because they will already be in love with their own work.
Or should artists marry non-artists so that they may share all the beauty inside of them... but they will never truly love this non-artist, because they already love their own work...
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't believe artists can only be understood by other artists, or that artists will be too full of their own work to love someone. I have no idea where you got that impression from this piece - this poem was about how sometimes a non-writer will assume everything a writer writes is nonfiction or actually happened in some way. I showed some of my flash fiction to my dad once and the first thing he asked me was "did this happen to you?" Even though it was completely obvious that nothing of the sort had ever happened in my life. That's the sort of scenario I was talking about here.
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x-Sinister-Chaos-x Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student
I think it's because the line "you will often come second to the job" stood out to me the most -- the idea of a lover coming second to a writer's work. I'm sorry you were trying to get across a different point with your piece - I understood your point was to say that people will often believe all work is nonfiction. I have a lot of people ask me if in my work, it 'actually happened'. 
But in a way, all work is nonfiction. The events might not have happened to me, but I'm sure similar events have happened to other people, and when you boil it all down, the emotions are nonfiction.
But yeah, I think that middle line stood out to me the most and hit the strongest emotional core in me.
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SweetsAndCharades Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Love your thoughts and how you worded them - it's so true :) and that is a brilliant idea for a category!
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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mina12310 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
this is great :) 
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :heart:
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
 Sure thing!
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