I'm My #1 Fan: Why Self-Adoration Is DangerousI'm My #1 Fan: Why Self-Adoration Is Dangerous2 years ago in Writing More Like This
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
This may be one of my more controversial tutorials as of yet.
And yet, I'm not here to talk about a traditional writing topic. This is about attitude. Specifically, I want to talk about an author's attitude towards their stories and their talent in general.
I read a lot of amateur stories on dA, and I do mean a LOT. But one thing that I've noticed is that many writers and artists have what I call "#1 Fan Syndrome." That's where the writer is so deeply in love with their work that their creation suffers. This is especially true when it comes to characters. I hear a lot of people say that their characters are