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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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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Truth. So much truth.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure
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Ninefiftin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So true ! :love:
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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Ninefiftin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome !
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is great. <3
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :heart:
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :heart:
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
feat. here/ici: fav.me/d6gzewg :sun:
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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tuesdayswithlexi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Writer
absolutely agree. :)
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :D
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very accurate poem. I like it :)
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Writer
That is wonderful, and very very true :) love it
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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johnfinch Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Writer
I like this, the idea and situation so familiar.

There is something about the flow that lessens its attraction however, and I am uncertain if this works for the poem, or against the poem, as that break (which comes around the dashes) seems an idea which fits there tucked within the poem, if I am making any sense.

At first I thought it might be something simple, as parenthesis instead of dashes, but I think that parenthesis too far remove the idea.

Actually, ignore everything I've written. The poem is right, my eyes were just wrong.

Wonderful work.

-John
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I did say I'd probably play with it more - there's a lot more material I can mine out of this idea :D
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Music-Water-Life Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013

A work in progress category! That's what dA needs. :D

 

I've never really had the problem of people thinking the things I write are about them, mostly because I don't know the majority of the people who read my things. However, I've seen that a lot of people assume that if you post something sad, you're obviously depressed and need comfort, which I think is silly. 

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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I see that happen often as well, though I can't recall it ever happening to me. Often when the Artist Comment's say otherwise and all I can think is :facepalm:
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Music-Water-Life Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I know, right?
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N-Lovad Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Definitely agree with the poem. Sometimes you just write what you wish would happen to you. And then people think you're crazy :) (Smile)
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
More or less :XD:
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samshadeslayer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Writer
Oh man, dating a non-writer can be difficult because of this. He assumes that everything is about him when sometimes, you just write things with little grounding in reality. -Sigh-
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes I wonder if the people I wrote something for know that it was intended for them, so I usually have the opposite problem :XD:
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SortofAlive Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeap, this sounds like me. All the people I pull inspiration from are on my watch list so I'm always scared I'm going to offend one of them :'D
I hope you keep going with this! I would love to read more :)
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes I wonder if the people I write things for even realize it was for/ about them. Other times I worry that they'll think something is about them when it isn't :XD:
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SortofAlive Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I get that second one too! I had one of my friends approach me once and he's already tall and fairly imposing, but he says "You really need to watch what you say on Deviant art." And I was like... "Well it wasn't about any of you! :'D" 
He gave me no explanation at all... O.o 
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greenleo94 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so true. I'm excited to see what you do with it. :)
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll keep you posted ;)
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So true, so true.

And yes, dA could definitely use more categories. I always feel bad posting something that's in progress, but not quite a scrap...ugh.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, thank you.

Same here :/
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indecisiveiam8888 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is perfect :)
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, but I plan to add on to it some more later :)
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TaintedVirgo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
cool :)

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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :D
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therootcellar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
so true 
definitely has potential 
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
I like this. This has amazing potential already.
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