Sometimes we’re afraid to push ourselves, to really reach as far as we can, because we’re afraid that when we succeed, the world will ask more of us.
You have to trust the process. You have to take a free fall into the unknown and let it happen. You have to write every book like it’s the first one, and let it be a little dangerous.
Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely essential.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
You feel the call. That's the important thing. Now answer it as fully as you can. Take the risk to let all that is in you, out. Escape into the open.
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, right away every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now.
What is your favorite inspirational or motivating quote about writing?
Happy Wednesday and happy writing, Zigzaggers!