Just Write

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

Anais Nin

Write. Not because it’s easy, but because the world needs your stories.

Write. Not because you always love the process, but because the process helps you live life.

Write. Not because you feel worthy, but because turning life into art makes it worth it.

Write. Not because readers are waiting, but because your voice is really all you have.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Maya Angelou

Dribble out the drabble.

Dole out the doggerel.

Grandstand your garish exposition.

Brandish your wild scribblings like an extra set of appendages.

Ignore the murmurings, mutterings, and caviling.

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”

E.L. Doctorow

You are your own greatest critic, and I am mine.

Ignore the naysayers and take the first step: pen to paper.

If you want to write, just write.

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  1. Oh! I love this! We are ‘vibing’ today, Erin — posting about writing! The Anais Nin quote, especially? A favorite and a guiding light. Thank you for the encouraging words. So, soo good! 😘

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  2. ‘…because the world needs your stories’.

    More people need to hear this. I don’t have much to write about. But I have stories from MY point of view. And that is enough. So many young writers don’t dare tell their stories, when they’re the only ones who can. Thanks for this, Erin!

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    1. Yes, Stuart, you’re absolutely right! Maybe we all experience similar things, but we all are viewing life though our own unique lens based on our lives and beliefs.


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