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The Courage To Write

3 May

003Welcome back to the best little writer’s blog on the planet.  LOL  How’s that for visions of grandeur?  It was said somewhat in jest and yet, if you look at the quote of the day below, you will see there was a method to my madness.

The courage to bet on our ideas and take a calculated risk…, does that describe a writer or what?

I’m big on positive thinking, and positive thinking fuels me on those long days when it’s just me and the computer and visions of being a successful writer.  Writers must believe that they have what it takes, and they must visualize being successful.  Let’s face it, we don’t have many people in our corner.  Family, sure, and a few good friends, but for the most part the motivation and courage to write daily have to come from within.



“Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk — and act.”
~ Maxwell Maltz


Don’t worry about selling the story you wrote. Worry about writing a story that will sell itself… other words, although I do believe that everyone has a novel inside of them, I do not believe everyone has a great novel inside of them.

Great novels take work and re-work, and if we are writing a novel or a magazine article or whatever, our first goal should be to write an article so good that it will sell itself.  If you do that then wondrous things just might happen to you.


Dream Quest One has a contest for poetry and writing with a due date in July. Find it here.



You get a two-for-one deal today because I’m highlighting two writers.  First, a shout out to a wonderful lady who is a poet at heart.  Her name is Ruby and you can find her on HubPages here.  She has the ability to bring poetry to life and I’m all for anyone who brings beauty into this world.

The second friend I want to point you towards is Sha.  You can find her on HubPages as bravewarrior here.  She writes poetry as well as prose, and a little bit of her heart is in each of her pieces.


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This is my son….and Bev….and they are family.  What does family mean to you? How important is family to you?  Draw on the people of your past….draw on the lessons learned from them….you just might discover your true writer’s voice in the process.


As is my norm, there are no blog postings on weekends.  Even I need a break from time to time, and the weather is going to be gorgeous and it is calling to me.  Some time outside will fill me with the inspiration I need to carry on again next week.  I wish you all a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for taking the time to visit my humble site.