In your writing, be strong, defiant, forbearing. Have a point to make and write to it. Dare to say what you want most to say, and say it as plainly as you can. Whether or not you write well, write bravely. --Bill Stout
Are you brave in your writing? Do you take chances?
I don't mean to ask if you write as if you are deranged. I mean: do you write what you truly want to write... or are you always couching your fiction because you might go too far or offend someone?
As a writer, write from the heart. Spill some bravery onto that page and put your writing into the world. Many of us don't want to show our writing to anyone.
Be brave. As the quote says: write with defiance and make your point. Honesty and courage win!