Anthems for Authors – Don’t Mean Nothin’

Being an author can make for a lonely life. Other than each other, many times we have no one to encourage or praise us – or even validate our existence. So when I hear a song about the struggles of being a writer, I like it – a lot. In this case, I think Richard Marx’s song could apply to anyone in the arts.

My favorite lines from this song are: “take a good look around and you’ll find, people trying to mess with your mind.” I love the defiant attitude. It’s something, as writers, we can all use. And now, Don’t Mean Nothin’ by Richard Marx.

Author: K.S. Brooks

K.S. Brooks is an award-winning novelist, photographer, and photo-journalist, author of over 30 titles, and executive director and administrator of Indies Unlimited. Brooks is currently a photo-journalist and chief copy editor for two NE Washington newspapers.  She teaches self-publishing and writing topics for the Community Colleges of Spokane, and served on the Indie Author Day advisory board. For more about K.S. Brooks, visit her website and her Amazon author page.

5 thoughts on “Anthems for Authors – Don’t Mean Nothin’”

      1. I definitely support the attitude! And speaking as one who had a huge crush on MacGyver, I'm not entirely knocking the mullet, either. =)

  1. Tim Minchin is the kind of singer/songwriter who appeals to a certain kind of person… a creative person. I can really relate to some of his songs, especially "Rock and Roll Nerd".

    Minchin is not for everyone – he uses colourful language and is in your face, but there is a lot of weight behind his lyrics, which need listening to more than just once. "White Wine in the Sun" is a must for anyone with a daughter.

    Yes – I do agree, Kat, that there are anthems for authors. Our hair stands on end the instant we hear music and lyrics written by a like mind. And as Shakespeare put it: "Like madness is the glory of life."

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