Defeating the naysayers

To those who say: Just because you can write doesn’t mean you should.

My reply: Why not? Your right is my wrong – here’s why – There will always be tough critics, judgemental jerks, and trolls. Never let them tear you down. If you are ever feeling beaten down and inadequate check back through history.

Let’s begin with art.

How do you compare Michelangelo, considered the greatest living artist during his lifetime



Barnett Newman, seen as one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and one of 30-40-lot-17the foremost of the color field painters






This Blue Painting Sold for $39 million…….Art is clearly in the eye of the beholder.




A Streetcar Named Desire, which is often regarded as among the finest plays of the 20th century. The movie winning Academy awards.    A-Streetcar-Named-Desire.jpg




the room



The Room hailed as one of the worst films ever made.




To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee


Reviews  from Amazon:

5* I was never required to read this book while in school but I believe I would have loved it anyway!! I recommend this book to everyone!!

1* I found absolutely nothing to recommend this book at all and I will certainly not waste money on buying the prequel.





50 Shades of greydownload

Reviews  from Amazon:

5* What’s not to love about this book. It’s definitely unique and fun to read.

1* Oh my god if this wasn’t an ebook, I’d have hurled it out the window by now. So badly written. SO badly written.





Therefore, if you like Horror such as:



My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady HendrixBESTfriendsEXORCISM_IG.jpg

Reviews  from Amazon:

4* Horror stories make me giddy, excited and really creeped out.

3* None of the characters ever take responsibilities for their actions, and the police and school investigations regarding the possession just didn’t seem plausible.


You may enjoy my campy tale of terror :


Sudden death by Theresa Jacobs

Reviews  from Amazon:
Nov 2016 Horror Novella – Campy Fun

5*If you enjoy The Evil Dead series and The Exorcist, you will love getting to know Brimorie.

2* ‘Sudden Death’ has a great concept. I just feel that it would have been better written as a script to a supernatural/horror television show than this story.

Get it here:





In conclusion – from art to movies to books, everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Freedom of speech and expression allows us to not only share all this with the world but say whatever we want about it too.

Keep being yourself, keep working at your craft, and be proud of everything you’ve accomplished.

 Happy writing folks, Theresa


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