All writers have people around them that either want to help but get in the way, or who have the best intentions to stop your writing for your own good, or even enemies and trolls. Friends, family, other writers. Toxic people come in all forms and methods.
This pop-up identifies nine major types of toxic people around you and gives you ways you can deal with them, train them, or get away from them.
No writer escapes these types of people, good or bad intentioned as they may be. You might not even know you have them around you. If nothing else, this Pop-Up will give you tools and awareness.
And as you can imagine with this topic, there is a really fun short story assignment with this one as well.
For some reason, toxic people attach themselves to writers. Whether it's a wannabe writer who wants to pull a published writer down to their level or a family member who doesn't understand why anyone would waste time writing, toxic people seem to show up everywhere. They suck the air out of the room and they seem impossible to deal with. But they aren't. This online workshop will teach you how to manage the toxic people in your life, and keep them from overwhelming your work. – Kristine Kathryn Rusch