Deal with Critics? Taylor Swift Style {Writer’s Edition} Shake It Off Parody

2Have you ever dealt with critics, naysayers, and people who doubt your potential? Have you ever been asked, “When are you going to get a real job?” I’ve met a few people who have asked me this and I was thinking about a post to write on this very topic. Because I know there are more of you out there who deal with this too.

I think as writers, we are very emotional and caring people. It hurts when people don’t believe in us. I am thankful to have people around me believing I can do what I am doing, but sometimes It can be hard when you meet a Critic, Naysayer, or Hater because they will be harsh.

When ever I turn on the radio I hear “Shake It” by Taylor Swift.

Yes, it is catchy.

You can’t just not sing along with her. She has a great way of telling people to not be bothered by the things people say. So, read this Shake it – the writer’s edition.

Yep, Taylor Swift was my muse for this post. It was kind of fun.

Now, turn on her song and sing along to it with these lyrics…. (This is a parody. Not her awesome original.) So listen to her song on YouTube and sing along with our writerly lyrics.

Are You Ready? Start the music…

You’re a Writer? Are you publish-ed?

That’s what people say mmm… that’s what people say mmm…

Being a writer, isn’t a real job.

At least that’s what people say mmm… that’s what people say mmm…

But I keep typing, can’t stop, won’t stop writing.

It’s like I’ve got these stories in my mind and it’s gonna be alright

‘Cause the critics gonna judge, judge, judge, judge.

And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate

Buttttt, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

Shake it off, just… just shake it off

Naysayers gonna say, nay, nay, nay, nay

That’s what their going to say, say, say, say

Buttttt, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

Shake it off, just… just shake it off

I never miss a word, I enjoy what I do.

That’s what they don’t see mmm… that’s what they don’t see mmm…

Writing is hard, editing…even harder (even harder) It all takes time. (takes time)

That’s what they don’t know mmm… that’s what they don’t know mmm…

But I keep typing, can’t stop, won’t stop writing

It’s like I got this story in my mind saying it’s gonna be alright

‘Cause the critics gonna judge, judge, judge, judge.

And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.

Buttttt, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.

Shake it off, just… just shake it off.

Naysayers gonna say, nay, nay, nay, nay.

That’s what their going to say, say, say, say.

Butttt, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.

Shake it off, just… just shake it off.

I… I… shake it off… I shake it off!
I… I… shake it off… I shake it off!
I… I… shake it off… I shake it off!
I… I… shake it off… I shake it off!

Hey, hey, hey, just think while you’ve been getting down by all the people talking down to you like what you are doing isn’t important, you could have been getting down to thiisssss…. sick…. beat….

A lady you know said, “Are you any good?”

I’m just like “oh my Gosh”… I’m just gonna shake it.

And to the writing fella over there who understands how hard the writing journey is, won’t you come on over here and we can shake… shake… shake…

‘Cause the critics gonna judge, judge, judge, judge.

And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.

Buttttt, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.

Shake it off, just… just shake it off.

Naysayers gonna say, nay, nay, nay, nay.

That’s what their going to say, say, say, say.

Butttt, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.

Shake it off, just… just shake it off.

I… I… shake it off… I shake it off!
I… I… shake it off… I shake it off!
I… I… shake it off… I shake it off!
I… I… shake it off… I shake it off!

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Feel better? haha… I hope so! :)

If this made you smile, be sure to share this with a friend (that may have dealt with a critic too). Then they will know they aren’t alone as well!

How about you? Has a Critic, Naysayer, or Doubter ever said anything to you that you should have just shook off? 

About Devin Berglund

Writer. Dreamer. Wanderer. Enjoyer of Life. She loves crafting stories that change lives. Her first book "The Mason of Hearts" was recently finished. It's the first in a Fantasy Adventure trilogy. She is also working toward agent representation.

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Deal with Critics? Taylor Swift Style {Writer’s Edition} Shake It Off Parody

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