The Guts to Write

The Guts to Write

To be a writer takes a bit of courage.

Why? Because each time, you start without knowing if what you write will work . . . or how it will work . . . or if anyone will ever enjoy reading it!

That’s okay. That’s the core of writing. Be brave. Write anyhow! And don’t worry about how good it will be . . . even great writers are a bit afraid of what will happen when they sit down to a blank page.

Here’s what a couple of very famous writers had to say. It’s good advice for young writers (and those of any age!).

I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.
– E. B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs
and developing our wings on the way down.
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., author of Slaughterhouse Five and other books.

You can’t try to do things; you simply must do them.
– Ray Bradbury, author of The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451, and many other books

You fail only if you stop writing.
– Ray Bradbury

So . . . don’t worry if you’re a little afraid. Write something anyway.
You only fail if you don’t write.

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