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 (AKA Fearless Leader) of Indies Unlimited. Brooks is a staff photo-journalist and chief copy editor for two eastern Washington newspapers. She currently teaches writing and self-publishing for the Community Colleges of Spokane, and has 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. 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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