Don’t follow the crowd! Don’t be a sheep.


I didn’t write this post but it has solid information. It’s an article about “ Don’t follow the crowd! Don’t be a sheep. Be a lone wolf.”

Sometimes it’s so tempting to do just that but I agree with this blogger: Be your own person at all times. People will respect you for it.

I know it’s hard, especially being a writer to not change the course of stories to appease the crowd. But I say don’t do it. It’s not you. You have to write for yourself first before you can write for anyone else. If you don’t like it then no one else will like it either.

I was told several times I needed to tone Ana BuFaye down. She too belligerent and violent to be lovable. I didn’t create a lady-in-waiting nor a princess. I created a warrior woman with a heart of gold. So I haven’t changed her to match the traits of the popular female characters out today. Women who walks around crying and wringing their hands while hoping for the best. Sure, she cries. Sure, she has had her heart broken but when she get over the crying all who offended her better watch out. Ana make things happen she doesn’t wait for a knight in a shinning armor to come rescues her.

I have also been told I need to change Azazel appearance to match the popular Alpha Males in romance novels of today. I have not done that either. He existed before the creation of earth so why would he copy earthen styles? If anything, all other Alpha males have copied him. I studied the text about him  before beginning to write the series.  According to the ancient texts that was one of the ways humans were able to identified an Immortal: by the excessive amount of flowing hair. All didn’t have luminous bejeweled eyes. But all seemed to have had  far more hair than humans.

This all boils down to: Be yourself and those who will like you will like still like you and those who aren’t ever going to like you won’t. Changing do appease others doesn’t make them like you it shows them you have no foundation.

I see advice given all the time online and off about how a person need to change something about themselves to make someone like them. People who like or love you cares for you just the way you are.


About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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7 Responses to Don’t follow the crowd! Don’t be a sheep.

  1. Such a great follow up to my post!! Thanks for that!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ann Harden says:

    Preach girl!

    On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 12:02 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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  3. Ann Harden says:

    There are too many sheep out there. I wouldn’t have agree to draw for you had you been a sheep. In the art world of painting and sculpturing everyone work is known by their own unique signature design.

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