Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Courage


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!

4 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

I think it is hard for someone of us to let our writing go out into the world for others to see.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Midwestern Mama Holly said...

I rarely have a problem writing, I have a problem with trying to make my writing make sense. It comes out of my brain, thru my fingers and onto the screen and it jumbles somewhere along the way.

Carole Anne Carr said...

I have to be - brave I mean. When writing for children you can imagine what a mess you can get into if you put a word wrong! :0)

Jeff King said...

I do edit my foul language... I don't want to offend potential readers.

But I see your point, and I’ll try and take it to heart. I have to learn to let the characters be who they are.
Thx